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Thursday, 28 October 2010

The deficiencies of Home Office Crime Type 1 exposed again

Home Office Crime Type 1 -Violence Against the Person in London in 2009 shown at ward level
Legend - number of crimes

In this recent post I discussed Home Office Crime Type 1 -violence against the person and the fact that only about 40% of crimes involving firearms in London in 2009 were included in that category. The above maps shown the geographic distribution of such crimes at ward level. I obtained the data from the Metropolitan Police website here

The correlation between locations at ward level of my data set of crimes involving firearms and HO type 1 is 0.53. This is a low figure given that the average member of the public would expect that in most cases that crime involving firearms should be included in Home Office Crime Type 1.

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