UKCrimeStats – now getting noticed by the Home Office

We all like to get noticed for our efforts – unless you’re a criminal of course ! – so we were pleased to come to the attention of the Home Office in a recent press release.

As I said and was quoted;

‘Britain is once again leading the world – this time in opening up public data to developers and none is more important than crime.

It will always be disputed how much crime is an economic or social problem but solving it will always be an information-driven solution.

For most people on a daily basis, crime’s impact is relative, affecting insurance premiums and blighting their area rather than being personal and direct – that’s why when using the public data, we developed a ranking system for streets, neighbourhoods and constituencies to give people a relative idea of risk they didn’t have before.’

Read the full page here on the Home Office website.

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