Co-op Insurance, a car insurance provider in the United Kingdom, has launched Park Smart, an interactive map that lets users view how many vehicular crimes, such as break-ins, have occurred in a given area. The visualization displays police data from November 2016 to April 2017 encompassing incidents in England, Northern Ireland, and Wales. Park Smart depicts the frequency of these crimes as heatmaps for particular areas, indicating how safe different neighborhoods would be for drivers to park their cars.
Find the Safest Place to Park Your Car in the United Kingdom
Michael Steinberg is a Google policy fellow at the Center for Data Innovation, where he researches open data issues in government. He was previously an editorial fellow at GovLoop where he wrote content on modernizing government technologies. Prior to joining GovLoop, Michael was a research fellow at the Partnership for Public Service, a paralegal for an intellectual property law firm, and he held internships on Capitol Hill, at the National Archives, and in local government. Michael is a graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park, where he double majored in Government and Sociology. He is currently a second year Master’s of Public Policy student at George Washington University specializing in technology policy.
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