Caitlin Roberts

I found a data set that shows the crime statistics in and around London’s borough of Brixton. Brixton is considered the most crime ridden borough in London and since my boyfriend works for the Metropolitan Police Service in that borough, I thought it would be interesting to see the different types of crimes that occur in the area. The data set shows how crime has fluctuated from November 2014 to November 2015 and is organized by area and crime.

Story Ideas:

  1. It would be interesting to see how many of the people are arrested for each crime and what races tend to be arrested more often in the different crimes. With everything going on in America with the police, it would be interesting to take that sort of angle with the Met.
  2. How many of these crimes required the special task forces that are trained to use firearms? The normal officer doesn’t carry a firearm, but sometimes they are called upon to help subdue a criminal.
  3. To build off of how many are arrested, it would be interesting to look at how many were actually convicted after their initial arrest.

http://www.ukcrimestats.com/Neighbourhood/Metropolitan_Police_Service/Brixton_Hill