Killers in Essex County (which includes Newark, NJ) are just as likely to get away with their crime as to face justice, a Star-Ledger investigation found. The study looked at 637 homicides that occurred between 1998-2003. The map above shows the location of these killings, color-coded based on the outcome.
Red pins represent murders resulting in murder convictions.
Purple murders resulting in convictions on lesser charge.
Light blue represent unsolved murders.
Essex County Murder Map [NJ.com]
Saturday, February 4, 2006