|1. Cambridge South||448||62000|
|2. Cambridge North||374||60000|
|4. Histon area||315||56000|
|5. St Neots||243||45000|
|7. Sawston area||177||42000|
|8. St Ives and Ramsey||168||55000|
|9. Ely south||96||36600|
|10. Ely north||46||27000|
|11. Ely city centre||41||20000|
|12. Cambridge city centre||34||7000|
Saturday, 29 April 2017
Quibans 63: Car crime
This article from the Cmabridge News could be used as an opportunity for students to comemnt on the way the data has been presented and on the conclusions that have been drawn.
The riskiest places to park your car around Cambridge, according to police stats
Vehicle crime hot spots around the city
The riskiest places to park your car in the Cambridge area have been revealed - and you may be surprised to find out where the safest spot is.
Cllr John Hipkin, who represents Castle ward on Cambridge City Council, said: “What these statistics reveal is that no part of the city or, indeed, county is immune from this sort of opportunistic crime.
“I would call upon residents to be extremely vigilant in not leaving articles of value visible in their unattended cars, especially at night.”
These were the worst hit policing areas in 2016:
This was the worst area for vehicle crime with a total of 448 recorded incidents. The worst month was October with 57. With a population of 62,000, the area includes Cherry Hinton, Coleridge, Teversham, Romsey and edges of the southern part of the city centre.
Second on the list with 374 vehicle crimes reported. November was the worst month at 49. The area has a population of about 60,000.
A total of 370 vehicle crimes were reported here, with September the worst month at 44. The area has a population of almost 68,000.
The Histon policing team covers a wide area and a population of almost 56,000. It suffered 315 vehicle crimes with the worst month August, with 40 reports.
There were 243 vehicle crime reports with 36 in the worst month, July. It has a population of 45,000.
The policing district covers a wide area and 218 reports of vehicle crime were reported across the villages, with April the worst month with 42 reports. The policing area has a population of 50,000.
With a population of 42,000 this area had 177 vehicle crimes reported to police. The worst month was April with 24 incidents reported.
This area suffered 168 incidents of car crime. With a population of 55,000, the worst months were October and August with 20 each.
With a population of 36,600, a total of 96 car crimes were recorded. The worst month was June with 12 of the crimes reported.
A total of 46 car crimes were reported here with thieves more prolific in February with 21 vehicles attacked. It has a population of 27,000.
A total of 41 vehicle crimes were reported in the city centre. The worst month was April with 9. The population is 20,000.
The city centre had the fewest vehicle crime reports at just 34. The worst months were December and November at five each. The population is about 7,000.
Comments (1):This table might be useful:
Making a spreadsheet to show the number of crimes per 1000 residents would seem to be reasonable and sensible. If you do this the area that jumps out as being out of place is Cambridge City Centre. Why might this be (cars might be damaged where they are parked for the day/evening, rather than just outside someone's home, and Cambridge will have lots of visitors)?
The pmcc is 0.89, indicating a strong correlation between the number of crimes and the population of the area.
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