Time of the Week: Ambulance Data from SafeStats.org.uk
The Strategic Crime Analysis Team (SCAn), in the GLA Intelligence Unit uncover new sources of data about violent crime (often unreported to the police), so to make it 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 the safestats.org.uk project.
These new data packages comprise raw ward level data about violent incidents recorded by the London Ambulance Service and broken down by hour of day and day of week.
Links to the raw data:
Why is this data useful? This work has been prompted by discussions with Waltham Forest Council who are looking for new and innovative ways to analyse and assess emerging crime and disorder trends as part of the partnership’s problem solving model. They have indicated that this data would be of particular use for monitoring trends and carrying out evaluations (e.g. looking for temporal & spatial displacement.)
A toolkit (see above screenshot of toolkit in action) has been developed from this data, in collaboration with Waltham Forest so to support work in the often challenging area of evaluating crime prevention.
You can download the tool-kit below