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  • Experimenting with design layout . . .

    August 26th, 2015

    Posted: August 26th, 2015  Author:   No Comments »

    Let us know your thoughts on crime@economicpolicycentre.com – we had no choice really as most people now access this site by mobile and tablet we have now added a google searchbox – our bespoke searchbox is still available further down the page on the right.


    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2015/08/26/experimenting-with-design-layout/

    All postcodes now with 0.5 and 0.25 mile radius crime calculations

    August 25th, 2015

    Posted: August 25th, 2015  Author:   No Comments »

    Today, most Britons live at relatively high population density in an urban environment and don’t move around that much on foot from where they live or work. A mile can actually cover very different neighbourhoods or include hotspots that may have little bearing on your immediate environment. That’s why we realised that we needed to add in two new radius levels for crime for all 1.7 million postcodes (except Scotland). As you’ll see here in this example postcode;


    there is a dropdown box for 0.5 and 0.25 miles as well as the default of 1 mile.


    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2015/08/25/all-postcodes-now-with-0-5-and-0-25-mile-radius-crime-calculations/

    Property prices now updated to May 2015

    July 15th, 2015

    Posted: July 15th, 2015  Author:   No Comments »

    As always, a word of caution, the last month’s sales – property prices paid in England and Wales – are typically at least 50% missing – see here http://ukcrimestats.com/PropertySales/NationalPicture#Totals – so we would fully expect when we have the next month’s data to see May’s figures revised from 23,371 up to the 50-80k range.

    Please note this is different data from the ONS House price index which uses mortgage financed transactions data collected by the Council of Mortgage Lenders which does not cover all mortgage lenders. And not everyone buys with a mortgage of course. We use the Land Registry data, which details each transaction and location.


    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2015/07/15/property-prices-now-updated-to-may-2015/

    Crime data now updated to May 2015

    July 12th, 2015

    Posted: July 12th, 2015  Author:   No Comments »

    Property data for May 2015 will be updated shortly too. We’ve also fixed a couple of bugs that creeped in;

    i) http://ukcrimestats.com/LSOA/ – the report and export generating function is now working flawlessly

    ii) http://ukcrimestats.com/MembersArea/Analysis/ (only visible to subscribers) – this page which allows users to see which Police Force all the way down to subdivision, postcode sector, workzone etc. had the largest or smallest increase by percentage or total / or specific type of crime across the whole country between two dates. This is now working well too.


    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2015/07/12/crime-data-now-updated-to-may-2015/

    Some of the features of our property price database

    July 12th, 2015

    Posted: July 12th, 2015  Author:   No Comments »

    We will shortly have May 2015 data uploaded for property prices. One of the things we’ve noticed by the way with property data is the latest month is always incomplete – see here http://ukcrimestats.com/PropertySales/NationalPicture#Totals . Basically, the latest month is always less than 50% complete. And the previous few months are often heavily revised, the earlier data is much more stable. So we are taking our time to make sure that it is correct.

    In the meantime, we’re quite excited about the new capabilities we can offer subscribers, here’s just one;

    1. http://ukcrimestats.com/PropertySales/Analysis the ability to see across the whole of England and Wales, which subdivision, postcode district/sector, LSOA or MSOA, had the greatest increase/decrease in either total value of sales or average price or even maximum or minimum price between two selected time points of all types of properties or filtered according to property type?

    You can also export the data too so you can get a very clear national snapshot based on price paid data.


    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2015/07/12/some-of-the-features-of-our-property-price-database/

    Population updated to ONS mid-2013 estimates

    March 21st, 2015

    Posted: March 21st, 2015  Author:   No Comments »

    We have just updated our residential population to the latest ONS mid-2013 estimates. This applies to;



    Parliamentary Constituencies in England and Wales

    and Wards

    This also affects our Postcode Data Generator which now has updated numbers for postcodes matched to LSOAs.


    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2015/03/21/population-updated-to-ons-mid-2013-estimates/

    Updated now with MSOA daytime populations and multi-month / year LSOA reports

    March 11th, 2015

    Posted: March 11th, 2015  Author:   No Comments »

    A couple of major advances – we now have MSOA daytime population data so you can adjust for the impact of daytime population. See our MSOA page here – to run the report and export the data requires a membership.

    Secondly, you can now run reports for LSOA for as many months as you want – i.e. across the whole country for 12 months, 24 etc. and see the crime totals, crime rates and also daytime population crime rates.

    More upgrades coming shortly.


    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2015/03/11/updated-now-with-msoa-daytime-populations-and-multi-month-year-lsoa-reports/