Following on from our post yesterday, we had a look at the Guardian data on the riots and thought we’d try uploading it – here is our new Riots page. And because we are able to pinpoint which neighbourhood these events occurred in, we can very quickly see that the impact on the neighbourhood crime figures for August is negligible.
What this shows is that the Home Office Rules for recording crime by mass groups is deeply flawed and needs to be looked at again. As it stands, the data suggests that these were ordinary August months which of course they were not.
Our Riots page is here.