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Guest post by Quentin Hanley: Using Taylor's Law to reveal potential crime data manipulation

Jan 7th 2015:  There is a relationship, Taylor’s Law, that has the  potential to reveal crime data manipulation. This is useful considering Tom Winsor of HMIC told the Home Affairs Select Committee last year, that the questions of whether officers are fiddling data is “where, how much (and) how severe”. ...  Continue reading

UKCrimeStats now updated to November 2014

Dec 28th 2014:  As always, if you see anything that looks awry or a bit odd, don't hesitate to get in touch and let us know...  Continue reading

Fluctuation Scaling, Taylor's Law and Crime

Dec 24th 2014:  Using shape-matched data from UKCrimeStats, a fascinating paper was recently published online here - Fluctuation Scaling, Taylor's Law and Crime. We will be publishing shortly an article by one of the authors, Quentin Hanley of Nottingham Trent University about the paper and what it all means...  Continue reading

New individual postcode pages, July 2014 data and updated tax credit info

Sep 4th 2014:  We have just updated for July 2014. At this time of year, the stand-out hotspots across the country tend to be music festivals for drug crime when looking for biggest change month on month. So we had Glastonbury in June and the "Global Gathering" in Stratford-Upon-Avon in July. Of course they stand ...  Continue reading

New postcodes added and June 2014 update on the way

Aug 4th 2014:  You might think postcodes are simple but they are not. So many people use out of date or obsolete postcodes without knowing it. At UKCrimeStats, we have not just the standard 1.7 million live postcodes, but 700,000 obsolete ones too. We have also just added an additional 70,000 new postcodes that ...  Continue reading

England and Wales

Updated with crime data from January 2015

Crime and ASB Breakdown - January 2015 ©Copyright
Crime Rate Trends ©Copyright

Total all Crimes in England and Wales: last 2 months

CrimeDec 2014Jan 2015Change
Anti-Social Behaviour127,892128,596+704
Robbery4,3054,305N/A *
Vehicle Crime28,70030,169+1,469
Violent Crime74,11772,698-1,419
Other Crime151,464147,911-3,553
Theft - Shoplifting26,51025,963-547
Criminal Damage and Arson41,08141,022-59
Theft - Other39,92137,814-2,107
Bike Theft5,3455,210-135
Theft From the Person7,3846,360-1,024
Possession of Weapons1,6161,712+96
Public Order11,98411,802-182
Total Crimes Plus ASB422,718419,603-3,115

Northern Ireland

Updated with crime data from January 2015

Crime and ASB Breakdown - January 2015 ©Copyright
Crime Rate Trends ©Copyright

Total all Crimes in Northern Ireland: last 2 months

CrimeDec 2014Jan 2015Change
Anti-Social Behaviour3,9724,086+114
Vehicle Crime361337-24
Violent Crime2,7292,477-252
Other Crime4,0813,755-326
Theft - Shoplifting472414-58
Criminal Damage and Arson1,3801,286-94
Theft - Other1,2241,133-91
Bike Theft4231-11
Theft From the Person5226-26
Possession of Weapons6966-3
Public Order93112+19
Total Crimes Plus ASB11,89211,455-437

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