Why UKCrimeStats tells you more than Police.uk

Posted: February 26th, 2012  Author:   No Comments »

Today, we launch a major new advance in UKCrimeStats. We’ve come a long way since April last year when I wrote this post – 10 reasons why UKCrimeStats is better than Police.uk and not much has changed since then with the government’s taxpayer-funded website.

In the meantime, we’ve done a lot and are about to move into a much higher gear. Just take a look at this abbreviated list of additional features, some of which we launched today;

Feature

Police.uk

UKCrimeStats

UKCrimeStats Membership

National Picture Page

N

Y

Y

August Riots Geospatial Analysis Page

N

Y

Y

Monthly and Annual Reports

N

Y

Y

43 Police Forces core crime figures on 1 page

N

Y

Y

573 Constituency pages with figures and charts

N

Y

Y

National Neighbourhood page with latest month data

N

Y

Y

National Street page with latest month data

N

Y

Y

National Subdivision page – nearly all political boundaries each with an individual page

N

Y

Y

Crime Data Forum

N

Y

Y

Google satellite street view

N

Y

Y

7 million plus QR codes – for every page and every crime

N

Y

Y

Search: matching Force, Officer Name, Constituency / MP, Crime ID, Subdivisions, Postcode District, Schools, Transport Stations, Points of Interest

N

Y

Y

Export ordered data to excel – 573 constituencies, 1,000 schools, 5,000 plus neighbourhoods and many more)

N

N

Y

Moving Crime Heatmap by any postcode in England and Wales – from Dec 10 to present

N

N

Y

Analysis page: Which Force, Neighbourhood, Subdivision, Travel Station etc. had the biggest increase between 2 points in timepoints in percent or in total?

N

N

Y

Crime Reports: What was the total (exportable & sortable results) number of crimes between 2 timepoints for London Tube/Rail Stations, Selected Points of Interest, Postcode District, School Area or Transport Area?

N

N

Y

 


As open data enthusiasts,  we’re pleased to say a lot of what we offer continues to be free to view, is growing and is not available from Police.uk who have not designed their site that way. We’ve now decided to create a low-entry cost membership because there has been demand for some more intensive data-crunching and that takes – not free or cheap – computing power. There’s so much more analysis that can be done with the data than we have time to do with it. So please join us and do your own research – membership starts at £9.99 a month or buy one of our papers and get a 2 week trial. Or get the discounted annual rate of £99 – see our membership page for details. As always, let us know what you think – we welcome your feedback.

Finally, in 2012, we look forward to much more innovation – and with elected Police and Crime Commissioners on the way, the role of independent crime data analysis is more important than ever. So we’d just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone  for their continued support and shared interest.

 

Article source: http://www.ukcrimestats.com/blog/2012/02/26/why-ukcrimestats-tells-you-more-than-police-uk/