Police Downloader

System CategoryCrime
SourceSyndicated by Astun Data Services
Available since2011
Organisation

Introduction

The Police Downloader allows you to retrieve information about neighbourhood areas in all 43 English & Welsh police forces. All forces are required to keep this data accurate and up to date. Astun Data Services [ADS] provide a Police Downloader in the form of a WFS connection for you to download this information.

Pre-requisites


What data is provided

The data provided comes from the Police API (http://policeapi2.rkh.co.uk/api/docs/ and http://www.police.uk/data) and Astun take no responsibility for the accuracy of the source data. The layers available equate to the API methods or data outlined below, with some minimal post-processing where required to add geospatial data where this is not already included.

Layers

 

Layer Name

Origin

Brief Description

neighbourhood_events

http://policeapi2.rkh.co.uk/api/docs/method/neighbourhood-events/

Details and contacts for police-related events in the neighbourhood

neighbourhood_teams

http://policeapi2.rkh.co.uk/api/docs/method/neighbourhood-team/

Names and bios for all police team members in the neighbourhood

neighbourhood_centroids

http://policeapi2.rkh.co.uk/api/docs/method/neighbourhood/

Latitude/Longitude of neighbourhood boundary centroid

neighbourhood_locations

http://policeapi2.rkh.co.uk/api/docs/method/neighbourhood/

Address details for each neighbourhood

neighbourhood_crimes

http://www.police.uk/data

Neighbourhood level crime data

neighbourhood_boundaries

http://www.police.uk/data

Neighbourhood boundaries

street_outcomes

http://www.police.uk/data

Street-level crime outcomes

street_crimes

http://www.police.uk/data

Street-level crime

streetcrime_crosstab

 

Post-processed from street_crimes

Example My Maps

Example My House

Configuring iShare for Police Downloader in Studio

The following steps outline how you can download the Police data and keep it up-to-date. First you need to open iShare Studio then you can perform the following steps:

  1. Create a Workflow Connection to the WFS feed provided by the Astun Data Services (ADS)
  2. Create a Job to Refresh the Police data
  3. Update the .MAP file to include these new Police layers
  4. Configure the Police Layers for display in iShare