Thank you for posting this interesting (and tragic) data. You should try altering the map view by use color to show the death rates (red-green diverging and reverse), then switch the the biggest share dimension to be displayed using the shapes. I think the high death rate areas jump out a little more using that technique.
Very interesting idea, it draws attention to show death rates and types of victims are in "background"
I hope you don't mind. I'm going to revisit your dashboard with one of my own and post it on my blog The Data Revolution this week.Just a different approach. I enjoy reading your blog. Nice work.
Dan,Yes of course you can do that. I am also curious what you will create.