“I really love data,” Hadley explained to Boston.com in an e-mail. “…I was looking to see how [Somerville’s] rodent trends compare to Boston’s (they are quite similar) and it only took a few extra clicks to put the data on a map.”
The maps may not reflect every rat spotting in the city, only those reported to city hall.
As Redditor BostonUrbEx observed: “I find it really interesting that there’s more reports in Beacon Hill than Chinatown. It makes me wonder if it is a larger problem, or the people in Beacon Hill are just much more likely to raise hell and know the channels in which they can do so.”
Map: Where Are Boston’s Rats? – Boston.com
rats – Google News