<ul><li>FearSquare.com – Combining public crime data with social media services  </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Garbett, Shaun L...
People can use the application to easily understand the levels of crime in places that they commonly live, travel through,...
Police.uk API  http://www.police.uk/api/docs/   Allows you to retrieve crime information about neighbourhood  areas in all...
How does it work? Uses RESTful API calls for data from foursquare and police.uk
Foursquare Check-ins and Gov Crime Data
Public interest of already available government data Unfortunately the majority of users are from countries which public c...
Incorporation of International Crime Statistics FearSquare currently uses UK crime statistics and therefore only provides ...
What needs to be done <ul><li>Developers need data that is; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in machine readable formats </li></ul></...
Impacts of data misrepresentation Developers and data controllers need to be vigilant of how data is presented so as not t...
Great applications are being made, but what's the point if they are not being recognised? <ul><li>Data controllers need to...
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FearSquare.com - Combining public crime data with social media services

  1. 1. <ul><li>FearSquare.com – Combining public crime data with social media services </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Garbett, Shaun Lawson, Ben Kirman, Conor Linehan, Jamie Wardman and Derek Foster </li></ul>Lincoln Social Computing Research Centre University of Lincoln
  2. 2. People can use the application to easily understand the levels of crime in places that they commonly live, travel through, or visit Allows people to visualize and interact with official UK crime statistics in a way that is specific to their own, individual, everyday life Provides a platform for research into people’s perception of crime in their life
  3. 3. Police.uk API http://www.police.uk/api/docs/ Allows you to retrieve crime information about neighbourhood areas in all 43 English & Welsh police forces. Data.Gov.Uk http://data.gov.uk/ The Government is releasing public data to help people understand how government works and how policies are made. Foursquare http://foursquare.com Location based service where you earn awards and badges for ‘checking Into’ places such as your favourite bar, restaurant or hang out place You ‘Check In’ using a mobile app and this data is displayed on foursquare.com and available to your friends
  4. 4. How does it work? Uses RESTful API calls for data from foursquare and police.uk
  5. 5. Foursquare Check-ins and Gov Crime Data
  6. 6. Public interest of already available government data Unfortunately the majority of users are from countries which public crime data is not currently available, or not suitable for this project Fearsquare usage statistics show that the public are extremely interested in new and exciting visualisations/applications, even if the data is already available elsewhere
  7. 7. Incorporation of International Crime Statistics FearSquare currently uses UK crime statistics and therefore only provides data on UK foursquare locations We urge EU countries to release their own crime statistics: ONLINE from a LIVE SOURCE in a MACHINE-READABLE format http://www.police.uk/api/docs/ <- Good example of online crime data Importantly crime records should contain the following; Where Crime Location (Latitude/Longitude) What Crime Type (Anti-social, robbery etc.) When Date of reported crime
  8. 8. What needs to be done <ul><li>Developers need data that is; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in machine readable formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>available from a well documented, live online source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in the purest format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in the finest granularity available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>able to be limited based on parameters </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Impacts of data misrepresentation Developers and data controllers need to be vigilant of how data is presented so as not to cause a detrimental effect on third parties “ @anon – Apparently a branch of Costa Coffee in Cambridge is the most bad-ass place on Foursquare in the UK!”
  10. 10. Great applications are being made, but what's the point if they are not being recognised? <ul><li>Data controllers need to formulate a selection process which will allow developers to submit applications to a central ideas hub </li></ul><ul><li>These ideas can then be formally presented as government backed applications for use in the public domain </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions?

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