Data science firm Dataiku has created an interactive data visualization mapping predictions about future crime rates throughout the Greater London area for the remainder of 2017. Dataiku used machine learning to analyze crime data from the UK police’s open data portal from 2011 through 2016 as well as census data to predict how many crimes will occur in each census tract on a monthly basis. The visualization uses dots overlaid on a map of London to represent the number and type of expected crimes. The visualization also shows how Dataiku expects crime rates for different areas to change in 2017 compared to 2016.
Predicting Crime Rates in London
Matthew Beckwith is a policy fellow at the Center for Data Innovation. Previously, Matt worked as an analyst in the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence. Prior to that, he worked as an intern at the White House, as well as a speechwriting and policy intern on the O'Malley for President 2016 campaign. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Boston College.
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