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Map Title: Where Do Guns Traced in Your State Come From?
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: ProPublica used data from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to construct a map showing where guns found in each state originated. For example, 44.1% of firearms found and traced in Connecticut originally came from another state. The map also shows the reverse: where firearms orginally purchased in one state were found.

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 - 2013
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 lotteries.

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 (scroll down to page 6 of the report for the map).

Map Title: Firearm-related Fatalies - December 14, 2012 through March 22, 2013
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Huffington Post has mapped each gun death reported from December 14, 2012 through March 22, 2013.

Map Title: Firearm Legislation and Firearm-Related Fatalities in the United States, 2007-2011
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 (scroll down to Fig. 1).

Map Title: Post-Newtown Legislative Action by State as of June 1, 2013
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, from Dec. 14, 2012 through June 1, 2013.

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

Map Title: U.S. Gun Crime - 2010-2011
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: This map from the The Guardian shows the 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) as of April 2012.

 
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