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  • Update – London Assembly + London Assembly Constituencies “Other” crime bug now fixed

    August 31st, 2012

    Posted: August 31st, sales 2012  Author:   No Comments »

    Ok, cialis sale we got this done quicker than I hoped for. Boris Johnson and his brethren will be pleased to here that we now have all crime figure correctly displayed for the London Assembly area as a whole and the 14 London Assembly Constituencies – like this one – Croydon and Sutton. Please note, these figures will differ slightly from the London Met. figures because the boundaries are almost certainly slightly different at the edges and we do not show crimes with no location.

    In the meantime, I’m curious to see what impact the Olympics had on crime – it should be possible to discern a difference compared to the previous year. We won’t have August data until the beginning of October and to look back 12 months or further, you only need membership starting at just £9.99 a month.

    I also wonder sometimes if great as it is that we have an elected Mayor in London, a separate elected Police Chief wouldn’t be a bad idea either. As the elections hot up for Police Crime Commissioners across the country, you sense that London is missing out somewhat.

    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2012/08/31/update-london-assembly-london-assembly-constituencies-other-crime-bug-now-fixed/

    How The Private Sector Revolut…

    August 30th, 2012

    How The Private Sector Revolutionized The Space Race In A Few Short Years http://t.co/az4DZ2qX via @bi_sci

    UKCrimeStats updated to June 2012 – Mea Culpa, News and Time to Join

    August 29th, 2012

    Posted: August 29th, ask drugstore 2012  Author:   No Comments »

    We now have 19 months of data on UKCrimeStats.

    For all that, we’ve had a difficult month here on UKCrimeStats. For the third time in our brief history, the site was brought down by crime – hackers emanating from China-based servers – and we had some trouble recovering data. This time I didn’t report the crime to the Police – which although it happened at our datacentre (they don’t report hacking attacks) would presumably have been categorised as a crime with no location. So we apologise for the interruption of service which was for about 8 days. All paying members have received a free month’s extension for this inconvenience. Secondly, our neighbourhood data has been incorrectly displayed and was only just corrected. The issue was that we had overstated crime at the neighbourhood level for April and May by double-counting the other crime category. This has now been fixed and we are confident the data is now correct. Our remaining fix is for the London Assembly data for the underlying constituencies and the total for the London Assembly Area. Please disregard this data – the problem again is with the “Other” Crime data which received 5 new categories late last year. This will be fixed within the week if not sooner.

    Here on UKCrimeStats, when we make mistakes we won’t hide it from you – that’s the whole principle of open data and particularly open crime data. So please support our efforts by joining today – it’s only £9.99 a month. And because we listen to what you say, we have a number of exciting new developments coming through very shortly.

    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2012/08/29/ukcrimestats-updated-to-june-2012-mea-culpa-news-and-time-to-join/

    Don’t underestimate the impact…

    August 20th, 2012

    Don’t underestimate the impact of cheap satellites Microthruster ion drive gives tiny satellites a boost http://t.co/oy70USEM via @gizmag

    Open Data Evolution – http://t…

    August 20th, 2012

    Open Data Evolution – http://t.co/VUsytBqn great piece by Lawrence Miller – like the caveman/paleo take on data hunting !

    http://t.co/oskcGmPI – the new…

    August 15th, 2012

    http://t.co/oskcGmPI – the new space race may sound fanciful but it`s about to get real

    How Britain won the global car…

    August 12th, 2012

    How Britain won the global car war via @Telegraph http://t.co/AD1B0lrv

    Good piece by Michael Cross ht…

    August 9th, 2012

    Good piece by Michael Cross http://t.co/eGGUENe7 re: PAC report not understanding #opendata

    Workers should not be spending…

    August 2nd, 2012

    Workers should not be spending 650 hours a year on email | City A.M.: http://t.co/MxDhvPQm – amazed it’s that high!

    Researcher: Commercial spacefl…

    August 2nd, 2012

    Researcher: Commercial spaceflight could be $1.6 billion industry http://t.co/I2xuPNMc – note the growing research interest in suborbital