It’s often been said that there’s big difference between the public’s perception of crime – getting worse all the time, the country’s going to the dogs, blah-Daily-Mail-blah – and the actual crime figures that have shown a decrease in recent years. Of course, there’s plenty of statistical information about UK crime rates …
Whilst you're stood there checking the local crime I wonder if anyone will nick your phone?
And elsewhere in the UK...
"However, the Crime Map app helps you to make sense of all the statistics by providing a quick overview of crime in your manor and elsewhere in the UK."
This would be the app entitled Crime Map ENGLAND & WALES?
Would be nice if your review had brought that to attention rather than blindly ignoring half the regions that make up the British Isles.
"It was also interesting to note that my local park – Victoria Park in east London – was surprisingly free of active felons."
I assume its down to the crimes reports being associated with a street address - thus anything in the park will appear on a neighbouring street.
Re "free of active felons"
Might be useful for crims searching for richer pickings.
That's correct. All crime data is linked to streets. So you see spikes outside shopping centres and similar places that attract large crowds.
Watching the defectives
I loved the Elvis Costello tweak sub-head.
Re: Watching the defectives
Yep, big +1 from me for this as well. I'll be humming that all day now.
Loved the buy from amazon button
at the bottom of the review :-)
Why put up with adverts, or choose to pay for data that is already available and presented better through your browser (www.police.uk).
Those of us living in London even have another rich online crime map available (maps.met.police.uk) and many other forces are getting onboard too.
Not everything needs an app when it can be presented well elsewhere.
Re: Apps unnecessary
Does the police site do AR?
But does it count...
thefts of smart phones from people waving them around like idiots because they're looking at the world through their camera?
Is this data allowed to be used in this way? By that I mean displayed in an ad supported or paid for app.
Fair enough the data should be there for anyone to do what they like with but should that include using it to make money?