68 Blocks: Life, death, hope: Part 1 of 5

Dreams cut short, dreams reborn

It’s a neighborhood known for trouble, but Bowdoin-Geneva is much more than that. A Globe team spent months there, listening and asking why violence persists where love and loyalty also run so strong.

In the past 25 years, the Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood has consistently been more dangerous than Boston as a whole. Explore this data by filtering the categories below.

approx. per 10,000
residents a year
All Boston
approx. per 10,000
residents a year
Notes: The city’s data for shootings in all of Boston from 2010 through 2012 is incomplete and not included. Bowdoin-Geneva shootings tracked by the Globe in 2012 are mapped.

SOURCE: City of Boston

Alvin Chang, Lisa Tuite, Grant Staublin, Matt Carroll and Jeff Fish/Globe Staff