[melbourne-pug] Project time?
paul at metrak.com
Mon Feb 8 08:34:21 CET 2010
These are pretend data sets.
What you need is a row for every crime for crime stats, every fatality
for road deaths etc.
On 06/02/10 11:24, Anthony Briggs wrote:
> Anthony Briggs wrote:
>> Lars Yencken wrote:
>>> On 5 February 2010 15:39, Leigh Morresi <dgtlmoon at gmail.com
>>> <mailto:dgtlmoon at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>> has anyone actually tried to get this "data" ?
>>> I looked at data sets released last year in the same spirit, and they
>>> seemed to be mostly summary statistics, a far cry from the raw data
>>> feeds which powered Chicago Crime, which is now EveryBlock
>> That was my thought too. I can't see how you would make something
>> compelling with those three example data sets. From the police site:
>> "Victoria Police will be updating the crime figures every three months
>> so you can see what is happening in your suburbs and hear directly
>> from your local police Inspector about the work being done by police
>> in your neighbourhood."
>> That's not "open access" - that's called "having a web site".
> A quick bit of googling around found this page:
> Which gives some more meaty stats, like "Offences Recorded by Offence
> Code 10 Financial Years". However, I suspect you'll need to know a bit
> about the law to make sense of it, and the laws do seem to switch around
> a bit. For example, there are several lines for trafficking heroin:
> 653A TRAFFICK HEROIN 9719.71.1
> 2,378 1,745 651 8 24 9 10 5 1 17
> 653J TRAFFICK LARGE COMM QTY - HEROIN 9719.71 0 0 0
> 10 0 7 7 2 0 4
> 653L TRAFFICK COMM QTY - HEROIN 9719.71AA 0 0 0 12
> 10 12 13 5 13 7
> 653N TRAFFICK HEROIN 9719.71AC 0 0 324 917 1,175
> 919 541 599 442 661
> However, there are a couple of fields for the criminal category/code
> that it references (eg. 653A/9719.71.1 or 653N/9719.71AC), so if there
> was another dataset for what these mean, it could work.
> Has anyone else found similar datasets online? It could be that using
> sets other than the mickey mouse ones that you're fed by the competition
> might give you a better chance :)
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