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    The EPC's vision is to close the gap between economic policy and knowledge. Ultimately it brings together economic opinion formers - in academia, business, the media and government - in new and innovative ways.

  • New! Search Corporate Ownership of Property across the country

    March 8th, 2019

    So we are excited to tell you about a new feature – taking the Land Registry data – approximately 3.5 million pieces of land/building owned by a UK or offshore corporation, we have geospatially matched all of them to all of the subdivisions, postcode sectors/districts and of course postcode.

    What this means is you can ask the query between (starting from) January 1864 and the latest date, in a specific area which company purchased the most?

    You can also search for properties held by the Corporation name or just by postcode – show me which company owns property in this postcode. It is an invaluable tool for quick information on an area.

    You just need to subscribe to access this – just click on Corporate from the menu above between Fusion and Energy.


    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2019/03/08/new-search-corporate-ownership-of-property-across-the-country/

    The Top 10 Largest Owners of Property Titles in England and Wales

    March 8th, 2019

    Using our new feature, see “Corporate” on the menu above, you can now find out exactly which corporations own what where. An invaluable tool. So I thought you may be interested to know who the top 10 owners were by the number of properties;


    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2019/03/08/the-top-10-largest-owners-of-property-titles-in-england-and-wales/

    Any problems/questions? Always get in touch!

    January 28th, 2019

    I don’t bite !

    We just had an example where I wish people would get in touch more quickly. Our fault, a bug. We discovered that there was a short while when new Paypal subscribers were not being written to our membership database – so they were not able to access UKCrimeStats as subscribers. Only one of them told me which is why I didn’t immediately realise what was going on. Everyone of those have now got access. Those who cancelled have had a full refund and 3 months free membership. I have written to all parties concerned.

    We have also recently renewed our SSL certificate and all www.ukcrimestats.com addresses start with https which means that you see the green padlock sign next to it and that it is secure.

    Always, always feel free to get in touch direct with me on dan@economicpolicycentre.com or on 07900 245 306 if you have any problems or questions.


    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2019/01/28/any-problems-questions-always-get-in-touch/

    Crime updated to October

    December 9th, 2018

    London Metropolitan Police have included September this time, so a 2 month update for them. Cheshire Constabulary still has no ASB data – 6 months running – and Gwent is missing burglary. Their ASB count is also lower than it should be.

    Something has happened in the last couple of years. It now seems routine and acceptable each month for a at least a couple of the Police Forces to report data that is obviously wrong. I have written to the Home Office in the past to no effect. Better now to write to the relevant Commissioners.


    Article source: http://ukcrimestats.com/blog/2018/12/08/crime-updated-to-october/

    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/