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Street Crime Data from www.police.uk

Analysis by Stephen Forgan The Strategic Crime Analysis Team (SCAn) in the GLA Intelligence Unit have been looking at ways to make data on www.police.uk more accessible and useable for local services, developers and analysts. This work forms a key part of our efforts to support the open data agenda and encourage best possible use of valuable datasets. Please see the links below to a selection of datasets taken from http://www.police.uk/data.

The data packages comprise raw data about London and each of its neighbouring forces.

Links to raw data: http://data.london.gov.uk/datastore/package/policeuk-crime-data

Why is this data useful? Richmond council have used this version of the data to better understand Crime and Disorder issues in their area. Particularly those issues they share with their neighbouring councils.

To provide this analysis, we merged the various raw data packages on wwww.police.uk to cover London and its neighbouring police forces, for each month since data was first released in December 2010. Richmond and several other London boroughs have asked for us to continue doing this as it adds value to their work understanding their local crime issues. We believe there are many more applications of the data. To illustrate this, please see below for more maps showing crime hotspots for London and its surrounding forces.

If you would like to find out more about what we are doing with the data and would like support in producing your own analysis, please contact intelligence@london.gov.uk