We now have the first three months of data uploaded on www.ukcrimestats.com and I realise that not everyone has the patience to work their way through a lot of tables to get the big picture. So that’s why we produced this first report which contains the top 10 results for the different combinations over the first quarter of data. For more results than the top 10, go to the website and export up to 1,000 results to Excel. UKCrimeStats is the only website that can give you this kind of cumulative analysis.
Table 1: The 10 Highest Total Crime Rate Police Forces
Table 2: The 10 Lowest Total Crime Rate Police Forces
Table 3: The 10 Highest Total Crime Neighbourhoods
Table 4: The 10 Highest Total Crime Rate Neigbourhoods
Table 5: The 10 Highest Total Violent Crime Neighbourhoods
Table 6: The 10 Highest Violent Crime Rate Neighbourhoods
Table 7: The 10 Highest Total Vehicle Crime Neighbourhoods
Table 8: The 10 Highest Vehicle Crime Rate Neighbourhoods
Table 9: The 10 Highest Total Robbery Crime Neighbourhoods
Table 10: The 10 Highest Robbery Crime Rate Neighbourhoods
Table 11: The 10 Highest Total Other Crime Neighbourhoods
Table 12: The 10 Highest Other Crime Rate Neighbourhoods
Table 13: The 10 Highest Total Burglary Crime Neighbourhoods
Table 14: The 10 Highest Burglary Crime Rate Neighbourhoods
Table 15: The 10 Highest Total Anti-social behaviour Crime Neighbourhoods
Table 16: The 10 Highest Anti-social behaviour crime rate Neighbourhoods
Table 17: The 10 Highest Total Crime Streets
Table 18: The 10 Highest Violent Crime Streets
Table 18: The 10 Highest Vehicle Crime Streets
Table 19: The 10 Highest Robbery Crime Streets
Table 20: The 10 Highest Other Crime Streets
Table 21: The 10 Highest Burglary Crime Streets
Table 22: The 10 Highest Anti-social behaviour Crime Streets
Annex: Problems with the data
One of the things we’ve been very careful to be is open about the shortcomings of the data. Some of the results look wrong – but this is the official police data and that is what the site reflects. Here’s one finding we have flagged up on our FAQ page, appended below;
“Why is Great Moor Street in Bolton the highest violent crime on or near street in England and Wales?
The official data feed from www.police.uk belonging to Greater Manchester Police says it is. If you’d like to check, please download the official file http://crimemapper2.s3.amazonaws.com/frontend/crime-data/2011-02/2011-02-greater-manchester-street.zip . The problem appears to be the accompanying sentence to nearly every crime on or near Great Moor Street which says “CrimeMapper has moved this record to a location that is the system’s nearest available street to the centre of the policing foot-beat where the record was originally plotted”.
We don’t know why they’ve done that, perhaps the location records were lost?
It has skewed the results but we can’t guess which street each of these crimes were on and this website only reflects the official police data. And to remove the crimes on the street from the database would be a distortion as well. If it changes, we will change it too. But this is in the hands of the police and their data record-keeping.”
For all that, we are confident that UKCrimeStats is by far and away the most accurate, open and analytical website for looking at the crime data in the UK. And as the monthly data continues to accumulate and the Police and RKH get better at improving its quality, UKCrimeStats will be able to give an even more precise picture of what’s going on.