Where trauma centers relate to shootings

A proposed trauma center at Holy Cross Hospital on the South Side would mean that high-quality emergency care would be available in some of the most violence-plagued neighborhoods in Chicago.

After the center was announced I analyzed crime data using GIS software to show the relation between shootings and trauma centers. Studies have shown that victims shot more than 5 miles from a trauma center increases the risk of dying.

Here is a link to the visualization. If the link is dead, an archived version is here. A screen grab is below.

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