Analysing data over the most-recent 12 month period available:
Could you list the 20 streets in Coventry where police received the highest numbers of reports of incidents
Could you also supply a breakdown of the number of incidents reported on each of these streets
Please could you also indicate which 12-month period the data covers (e.g. September 2012 to October 2013)
Other information which would be useful, but not essential is:
The most common complaint / report of crime on each of the listed streets (e.g. assault, anti-social behaviour etc)
Please find attached our response. For the reasons outlined below, these data should not be taken at face value, and, depending upon the reason for the request the following website would provide more easily comparable data:
Please note that the attached data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime (for example these roads differ in size and composition). In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.
Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.
The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.
If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.