Let us know your thoughts on email@example.com – we had no choice really as most people now access this site by mobile and tablet we have now added a google searchbox – our bespoke searchbox is still available further down the page on the right.
Today, most Britons live at relatively high population density in an urban environment and don’t move around that much on foot from where they live or work. A mile can actually cover very different neighbourhoods or include hotspots that may have little bearing on your immediate environment. That’s why we realised that we needed to add in two new radius levels for crime for all 1.7 million postcodes (except Scotland). As you’ll see here in this example postcode;
there is a dropdown box for 0.5 and 0.25 miles as well as the default of 1 mile.
As always, a word of caution, the last month’s sales – property prices paid in England and Wales – are typically at least 50% missing – see here http://ukcrimestats.com/PropertySales/NationalPicture#Totals – so we would fully expect when we have the next month’s data to see May’s figures revised from 23,371 up to the 50-80k range.
Please note this is different data from the ONS House price index which uses mortgage financed transactions data collected by the Council of Mortgage Lenders which does not cover all mortgage lenders. And not everyone buys with a mortgage of course. We use the Land Registry data, which details each transaction and location.
We will shortly have May 2015 data uploaded for property prices. One of the things we’ve noticed by the way with property data is the latest month is always incomplete – see here http://ukcrimestats.com/PropertySales/NationalPicture#Totals . Basically, the latest month is always less than 50% complete. And the previous few months are often heavily revised, the earlier data is much more stable. So we are taking our time to make sure that it is correct.
In the meantime, we’re quite excited about the new capabilities we can offer subscribers, here’s just one;
1. http://ukcrimestats.com/PropertySales/Analysis the ability to see across the whole of England and Wales, which subdivision, postcode district/sector, LSOA or MSOA, had the greatest increase/decrease in either total value of sales or average price or even maximum or minimum price between two selected time points of all types of properties or filtered according to property type?
You can also export the data too so you can get a very clear national snapshot based on price paid data.
Property data for May 2015 will be updated shortly too. We’ve also fixed a couple of bugs that creeped in;
i) http://ukcrimestats.com/LSOA/ – the report and export generating function is now working flawlessly
ii) http://ukcrimestats.com/MembersArea/Analysis/ (only visible to subscribers) – this page which allows users to see which Police Force all the way down to subdivision, postcode sector, workzone etc. had the largest or smallest increase by percentage or total / or specific type of crime across the whole country between two dates. This is now working well too.
You’ll see a new bar on our menu, see here;
National Picture http://ukcrimestats.com/PropertySales/NationalPicture
By constituency http://ukcrimestats.com/PropertySales/Constituency
By subdivision http://ukcrimestats.com/PropertySales/Subdivision
By postcode district http://ukcrimestats.com/PropertySales/Postcode_Districts
By postcode sector http://ukcrimestats.com/PropertySales/Postcode_Sectors
By lower layer super output area http://ukcrimestats.com/PropertySales/LSOA
By middle super output area http://ukcrimestats.com/PropertySales/MSOA
To run reports and export the data, just join up here http://ukcrimestats.com/MembersArea/ .
We have just updated our residential population to the latest ONS mid-2013 estimates. This applies to;
This also affects our Postcode Data Generator which now has updated numbers for postcodes matched to LSOAs.
A couple of major advances – we now have MSOA daytime population data so you can adjust for the impact of daytime population. See our MSOA page here – to run the report and export the data requires a membership.
Secondly, you can now run reports for LSOA for as many months as you want – i.e. across the whole country for 12 months, 24 etc. and see the crime totals, crime rates and also daytime population crime rates.
More upgrades coming shortly.
We recently ran the January 2015 update and found one really odd bit;
http://www.ukcrimestats.com/Neighbourhood/5948 – this neighbourhood in Wales where crime went from a monthly average of 1 to 340 !
We are confident that the data as released says this, as it does on police.uk http://www.police.uk/north-wales/GSW09/ but it’s either wrong or there was a major event there that I’m unaware of. So if anyone knows, please email us and let us know and we will publish an update.
Secondly, we have just done some exciting upgrades to the Postcode Data Generator.
Now you can match postcodes to Workplace Zones and 1 mile radius counts of crimes from a postcode centroid. Take a look at it here
Workplace Zones arguably are in some ways better than Lower Layer Super Output Areas as they are smaller and there are more of them, about 50,000 compared to 34,000.