Postcodes updated …. and Road Accidents
UK Crime Stats Blog
by Dan Lewis
4M ago
Running this website – with much more than crime, there is constant work in staying up to date. Take postcodes for example – every 3 months, there are new postcodes, retired postcodes and postcodes that seemingly come back to life. Here they are if you are interested. We’ve also just updated Road Accidents for Calendar 2022 using the official Department for Transport data. It’s a bit depressing that road accidents have stopped falling over the last few years – Covid interim excepted. I can remember nearly 10 years ago writing in a paper that automated braking – if not driverless cars – would d ..read more
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The limits of the crime rate metric – only use with hefty caveats
UK Crime Stats Blog
by Dan Lewis
5M ago
I’ve written about this before but it’s worth pointing out again. There are real shortcomings in trying to compare different areas by crime rate. It really doesn’t give you a clear picture and leads to huge distortions. So what is crime rate again you say? Crime rate is measured by the number of crimes in a given area for a given period of time per 1000 residents. The key point here is that crime rate would be more meaningful if residents in said area actually didn’t leave their area, to go shopping or to work etc. If people did that, then the daytime and nighttime population would be exactly ..read more
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Where are the vehicle crime hotspots and have they changed?
UK Crime Stats Blog
by Dan Lewis
5M ago
As someone who had items stolen from his car recently – I left it open and my prescription glasses and cheap scratched sunglasses were taken – I wanted to know more about it and if the hotspots had changed in the last 10 years. To answer this question, I decided to measure it using total vehicle crimes by postcode sector per hectare. This allows us to make equivalent judgements as postcode sectors like postcode districts vary a lot in size. To my surprise the hotspots had changed. Measured by crimes per hectare per postcode sector – a unique feature available to UKCrimeStats subscribers, we ha ..read more
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How should you fairly compare crime in different postcode districts?
UK Crime Stats Blog
by Dan Lewis
5M ago
This is a question that needs to be asked because the UK’s approx. 2,500 postcode districts vary massively in size – from 2.33 hectares in London WC1A to 85,165 hectares in LD3 in Wales. And they vary just as hugely in residential and daytime population. For example, CR0 in Croydon, London has a residential population of 153,812 and UB11 in Hillingdon has just 2. The answer – I would suggest – it to measure crime or type of crime total per hectare. That is a unique feature to UKCrimeStats. You can run a report and it will show you the top 100 highest/lowest , total crime, crime rate, crimes pe ..read more
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Get Crime Rate in your area with UKCrimeStats
UK Crime Stats Blog
by Dan Lewis
5M ago
So what is your area? In the UK, when people say “my area,” they are generally referring to the geographical region or neighborhood where they live or work. This could include a specific town, city, or borough, or it could refer to a more localized area such as a particular street, housing estate, or commercial district.Area is a vague term and tends to mean different thing to different people. On UKCrimeStats, it’s easiest to search by postcode or postcode district (the first half of a postcode) or just your town or neighbourhood name. If you’re still not sure and you are in the area you want ..read more
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Everything you need to know about Postcode District BD9
UK Crime Stats Blog
by Dan Lewis
5M ago
We can see when people are trying to find out about postcode districts and which ones. BD9 – a postcode district in Bradford is one such example. On UKCrimeStats, we can show you the map of the area, tell you the residential and daytime populations and of course, the crime numbers, road accident data, energy consumption and property sales. If you want to see a heatmap and more detail on the crime and compare it easily across the country, then check out the 17 page report here, for just £1.99. If you want to run reports on UKCrimeStats to compare the 2,500 Postcode Districts across the whole co ..read more
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Using crime rates for your area on UKCrimeStats
UK Crime Stats Blog
by Dan Lewis
5M ago
The safety of your community is paramount, and one way to gauge the level of safety in your area is by consulting a crime rating. Most people think of their area in terms of Postcode Districts or just postcodes – so you could start by obtaining a Postcode Crime Report for a postcode district like LS16 instantly from us here or just enter your full postcode – for the total cost of £1.99. A crime rating is a statistical measurement of the number and severity of crimes committed in a specific area over a given period. More specifically, it is the number of crimes, typically over 12 months, per 1 ..read more
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Crime mapping in the UK
UK Crime Stats Blog
by Dan Lewis
5M ago
Here at UKCrimeStats, we’ve been doing crime mapping and working with heatmaps since 2011. UKCrimeStats subscribers find it useful to run heatmaps over their chosen area, their chosen time period and by all or any particular crime type. See video here for details. It’s important to understand though that the UK has a rich tradition of crime mapping, with the first recorded instance of using maps to analyze crime patterns occurring in the mid-19th century.Crime mapping is a technique that has been used in the UK for many years to help the Police/Local Councils/Concerned Parties identify areas ..read more
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Which products of UKCrimeStats are most popular?
UK Crime Stats Blog
by Dan Lewis
5M ago
1. The Postcode Crime Report. This works with full postcode or postcode district – just type in your postcode or postcode district, enter your email, select radius – if it’s a full postcode – and get it instantly after paying £1.99. Very popular. Often customers buy several. Nowhere else can you get 17 pages, with heatmaps across all crime types, national ranking and population estimates.  We do it for road accidents too – The Postcode Accident Report – but so far, much less interest in that. Popular with independent property developers. 2. Monthly membership for UKCrimeStats. For just £4 ..read more
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The limits of the crime rate metric – only use with hefty caveats
UK Crime Stats Blog
by Dan Lewis
5M ago
I’ve written about this before but it’s worth pointing out again. There are real shortcomings in trying to compare different areas by crime rate. It really doesn’t give you a clear picture and leads to huge distortions. So what is crime rate again you say? Crime rate is measured by the number of crimes in a given area for a given period of time per 1000 residents. The key point here is that crime rate would be more meaningful if residents in said area actually didn’t leave their area, to go shopping or to work etc. If people did that, then the daytime and nighttime population would be exactly ..read more
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