US and UK Crime Data

This demo uses data available at Dataset 311 from and from for UK data and compare number of crimes in cities in the US and UK.


We compare crime in cities and several interesting things are noticed: First, the classification of crimes is different for each country. There are certain similarities, such as 'Burglary' and 'Robbery', however others are not easy to be matched (for example, 'Vehicle theft' and 'Vehicle crimes' are similar but not the same). Another point is the granularity of data available in the UK: It is possible to select a whole police area force, a city or a particular subarea. For the case of the US, we considered only cities. We also allow users to divide the number of events occurred by the location's population. In this way we can do a comparison of events per person instead of considering only totals.
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