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Map Title: Tornadoes, 1980 to 2012
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Smithsonian Magazine has an interactive map showing tornadoes from 1980 through 2012. Available information includes annual totals as well as statistics for each individual tornado.

Map Title: Police Officers Arrested by County, 2005 to 2012
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: Researchers at Bowling Green State University in Ohio have tracked police officers who were arrested as part of their research under a National Institute of Justice grant.

Map Title: Average Lottery Spending as a Percentage of Median Income by Zip Code
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: A Smartblog entry about lottery spending has a few nice maps that show by zip code what people are spending on the lottery.

Map Title: Injury-Related Deaths in Urban vs. Rural Areas
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: According to a group of scientists reporting in Annals of Emergency Medicine who analyzed data for injury-related deaths, urban areas produce fewer deaths than rural areas.

Map Title: Firearm-related Fatalies Since December 14, 2012
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Huffington Post has mapped each gun death since December 14, 2012.

Map Title: Firearm Legislation and Firearm-Related Fatalities in the United States
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Journal of American Medicine completed a study examining the relationship between firearm laws and firearm fatalities at the state level for 2007 to 2010.

Map Title: Post-Newtown Legislative Action by State
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Hartford Courant has a map showing what states have done in regards to firearms laws, whether expanding or contracting rights, since Dec. 14, 2012.

Map Title: Connecticut Public Safety Answering Points Total 9-1-1 Calls - 2011
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The state's Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection has produced a map showing the call volume at each call center (some are municipal police departments, some are regional call centers, and some are troop barracks of the state police).

Map Title: Number of Gun-Related Deaths per 100,000, 2007, Plus States Having 1 or More Firearm Law Designed to Protect Children
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: While not implying causation, Richard Florida of The Atlantic, does show a correlation between gun-related deaths and states with certain firearm-related laws.

Map Title: Presidential Disaster Declaration Due to Floods, 1965-2003
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The American Red Cross shows where flood disaster declarations have occurred across the country.

Map Title: U.S. Earthquake Hazards
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The United States Geologic Survey shows the risk for earthquakes across the country.

Map Title: Firearm Murders per 100,000 People
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: This map shows the per capita firearm murder rate in each of the states. There are also options to see rates for other crimes that involved firearms.

Map Title: Domestic Drone Authorizations
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: This map from the Electronic Freedom Foundation shows where and to whom the Federal Aviation Authority has issued licenses to fly unmanned drones. Licensees include police and fire departments and universities for research (including the University of Connecticut).

Map Title: Tornadoes 2005 to 2008
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: This map from the US Geological Survey shows the size and location of all tornadoes from 2005 and 2008. You also have the option to show tornadoes as far back as 1950.

Map Title: National Crime Map
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Allows you to see the location of crime reports across the country for various types of crime for any selected date range.

Map Title: Federal Disaster Declarations, 2000 to 2007
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: Broken down by region and type of disaster.
 
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