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  • Property prices now up to October

    December 6th, 2018

    We are currently updating crime – and in the case of the London Metropolitan Police, September as well. Will be live shortly.


    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2018/12/06/property-prices-now-up-to-october/

    Crime by the day of the week?

    December 5th, 2018

    An interesting question just put to me by somebody by email, do we have it and which day is more likely to have what kind of crime?

    But we don’t have it, all crime data is timestamped by month and year only, for Home Office reasons of data anonymity.


    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2018/12/04/crime-by-the-day-of-the-week/

    For your protection – UKCrimeStats is a secure https site . . .

    November 21st, 2018

    Obviously as a crime data site handling payment, you have to be an example. It was however recently pointed out to us that we were not. Basically, images uploaded via wordpress must have an https link otherwise the whole page is deemed to be insecure. This has now been fixed. But you will see that all of our pages are now https and show up as having the padlock sign in the url display of your browser which is more than having an SSL certificate (which we do – GoDaddy).


    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2018/11/20/for-your-protection-ukcrimestats-is-a-secure-https-site/

    Crime now updated to September 2018 – but . . .

    November 9th, 2018

    You should know that as with every month, there are a few Forces that have either not updated on time or are incomplete. These are;

    Metropolitan Police Force – no September data at all

    Cheshire Constabulary – no ASB incidents for September (or indeed since February – pretty unlikely)

    Bedfordshire Police – missing August and July

    Cambridgshire Constabulary – still missing May, June, July, August

    Thames Valley Police – have only reported ASB incidents but no crimes at all for September

    We will keep going back and checking for updates every month. However the Home Office really needs to up their game in getting Police Forces to report in time – which they always used to.


    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2018/11/09/crime-now-updated-to-september-2018-but/

    Now updating crime to September 2018

    November 8th, 2018

    The leading crime and postcode data research and analysis platform

    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2018/11/08/now-updating-crime-to-september-2018/

    Updated civil parishes for crime, property transactions and energy consumption . . .

    November 7th, 2018

    Boundaries do change, much more frequently than those ordained by the Boundary Commission for constitutuencies for General Elections. We have deleted about 10 that no longer exist and added about 15 new ones like Axminster and Kilmington in Devon.

    Ever wondered which Civil Parish in the whole country had the highest electricity consumption in 2015?

    The answer is Sutton Coldfield – just to the North of Birmingham where there is plenty of industry. With a login, you can see and contrast electricity and gas consumption across all 11,057 Civil Parishes and indeed any other shape – as well as for crime and property transactions. You can subscribe here from £2.99 a month.



    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2018/11/07/updated-civil-parishes-for-crime-property-transactions-and-energy-consumption/

    New feature – Static heatmap for a fixed period of time

    November 2nd, 2018

    A special thanks to one of our subscribers who suggested it. For some time, we have show how crime moves over a selected period of months around a specified radius around a postcode centroid – anywhere in England, Wales or Northern Ireland covering some 1.6 million postcodes and 3, 2, 1, 0.5 and 025 miles radiuses. Then somebody pointed out, why don’t you just show a heatmap for a range of months as a static image?

    So we did it.

    Here is a static heatmap image of 1 mile radius around the postcode for 10 Downing Street – just in case you happen to live or work there . . .

    As you’ll see, most of it is concentrated in the Soho area to the North, there’s a spot around Big Ben, which will be Westminster Tube Station. Then there’s a bit around the South Bank and Victoria Station. 10 Downing Street though looks nice and safe, as you might expect.

    By the way, we have to make this a subscriber only feature because it’s quite server intensive. With a login, you can run a static or monthy by month heatmap from this link here http://ukcrimestats.com/MembersArea/Heatmap/.


    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2018/11/01/new-feature-static-heatmap-for-a-fixed-period-of-time/

    Crime data and property prices updated to August 2018

    October 23rd, 2018

    The leading crime and postcode data research and analysis platform

    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2018/10/22/crime-data-and-property-prices-updated-to-august-2018/

    Towards a tariff-free WTO future? EPC fringe event at the CPC – Sunday 30th Sept at 15.45

    September 24th, 2018

    Much looking forward to our first fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference this year. At the time of organising this event, there was only 1 slot left and I had to decide there and then on the topic. As events have turned out – the topic was perfectly topical as we are just now discovering how difficult it is to negotiate with the EU and how much more willing other nations are to look at new trading relations.

    Towards a  tariff-free WTO future?

    Date: Sunday 30th September 15.45 – 17.00

    Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dolce Room

    Confirmed speakers:

    Shanker Singham of the Institute of Economic Affairs

    Marcus Fysh MP

    The Rt. Hon the Lord Lilley

    Crime now updated to July 2018

    September 9th, 2018

    The leading crime and postcode data research and analysis platform

    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2018/09/09/crime-now-updated-to-july-2018/