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Crime Maps - mock ups for power of information


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Crime Maps demonstrating how information about crime can be presented in a comprehensible way alongside an easy route for the public to take action or find out more

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Crime Maps - mock ups for power of information

  1. 1. Power of Information Taskforce <ul><li>Crime mapping proof of concept mock ups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>William Perrin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tom Loosemore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schulze and Webb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>June 2008 </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Crime maps <ul><li>Mock ups for Power of Information Task Force and Home Office </li></ul><ul><li>Presume ‘spot’ data available to overlay onto Google Maps – many forces have this, even if they don’t plan to publish it </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregates data into ‘post code sectors’ – several hundred households, an approximation to a neighbourhood (eg for NN6 8AH sector is NN6 8) </li></ul><ul><li>Includes call to action for people to do something about the crime – unique feature not found on most American and UK crime maps </li></ul><ul><li>Overlays non crime data such as schools, pubs, cash machines </li></ul><ul><li>All done on presumption that Safer Neighbourhood Teams have limited time </li></ul>Pictures bring data to life – easy to over estimate numerical literacy when producing league tables and performance data: 47% of the UK population cannot understand…‘ straightforward mathematical information ’ nor can they ‘ independently select relevant information from given numerical information ’ ‘ Skills for Life’ survey 2003 DfES Research Report 490
  3. 3. Is crime rising or falling in my area? Falling Rising Computer generated heuristic text based on data Where SNT produce info it can be displayed here SNT police can email in top priorities set by Safer Neighbourhood Panel and is automatically displayed Simple vote on SNP priorities Links to SNT mini site or page on Force website Slider to set time period for comparison Post code driven Force badge is post code sensitive Two layers of detail and call to action DUMMY DATA
  4. 4. How can I do something about it…..? Interactive element – clicking on map converts to an email to crime reporting email address Simple email to SNT email address (they all have one) Call for volunteers (sends email to SNT) Basic contact info Connects to other participation mechanisms to write to Cllr, MP etc via and via Call to action almost completely missing in existing mapping propositions DUMMY DATA
  5. 5. How does my area compare to similar areas? Computer generated heuristic text based on data Crime relative to similar areas – similarity determined from Acorn Demographic Profiles DUMMY DATA
  6. 6. What precisely has happened in the last year? Some crimes could be point data Simple chart – ultra local, ward, borough More detailed stats Computer generated heuristic text based on data Detailed selector DUMMY DATA Some crimes ‘fuzzied’ up to post code sector to protect victims etc
  7. 7. Where is it safe to park my car around here? Car crime in different colours, mapped on to the location of car parks Rich potential to blend in other national data sets – eg cash machines, pubs (for local licensing committees), schools DUMMY DATA