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City Of London Crime Data 2020

City of London Crime Data 2020

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Project Overview

Using crime data published under the Open Data principles in the UK, this project begins an exploration of the deep insights that can be achieved from simple data from public services into how society functions, in this case the nature and prevelance and geographic distribution of crime. Such insights have value from policy makers understanding the demand for policing to citizens being more aware of the risks of crime in the areas they live and work within.

To keep the project constrained, the data used is for the City of London police force and a single year of 2020. And only simple data analyses and data visualisations are employed utilising the Python ecosystem of Pandas, Matplotlib, Plotly and Seaborn. For reviewers unfamiliar with the UK, the City of London is the central part of Greater London essentially covering the financial and commercial and government institutions located in central London. This area has its own police force - greater London is policed by the Metropolitan Police or 'Met'. This data analytics tactics of focusing in this way keeps the project manageable. However, the data is available for the whole of the United Kingdon (UK) and the project would scale using the analyses provided in the project.

Dr Alan Warr6 months ago