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UK - Metropolitan Police Priorities





One of the things we have been taking a look at is police priorities across London, as set by local people.

Under the Safer Neighbourhoods scheme, each council ward has a dedicated team of police officers and a panel made up of local people, who help set three or four priorities for the police in the area. The idea is to let locals tell the police whats most affecting their community.

Most police forces publish these priorities somewhere on the web, but theres no central register where you can compare them, and no way of checking when they change. So, just the sort of thing we are building ScraperWiki for then!

We set about scraping the data for all 624 wards in the Metropolitan Police area, like this one, and came out with somewhere near 1,800 priorities.

Access Data is available on Google Docs.