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Wandsworth crime briefing 16-31 January 2009

Finally, full blown crime mapping.

I’m publishing the whole of Wandsworth as one post. There are a few reasons for this which all revolve around the administrative boundaries the police and council use. Basically they have different definitions of Battersea, Putney and Tooting (the police put Balham in Tooting and Fairfield in Putney, the council have them both in Battersea). In real life, most people do not think about those boundaries, and criminals certainly don’t – hence a single Wandsworth map.

The map is hosted by Google, and occasionally will not load, or will not load the flags, especially if you are on a slow connection. If it does not display correctly, try refreshing the page or following the link directly under the map. As usual there are some health warnings following the map.

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  1. Yellow flags represent burglaries and red flags represent street crime reported between 16 and 30 December, 2008.
  2. The briefing only contains details of burglaries and robberies. Other crimes are not included.
  3. You can see more detail by following the link to the Google website.
  4. The flags are not placed precisely (it would be irresponsible to advertise victims of burglary) but instead are spaced roughly equally on the roads they took place. The idea is to give a visual representation of the spread and range of crime in Putney, rather than pinpointing crime locations.
  5. While I try to ensure the data is accurate it is reliant on the information I receive, and I’m only human, so it may be mistakes have crept in. Please let me know if you think you’ve spotted one.

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