Yesterday, I was discussing with Carla Ross who heads up Reboot Britain about how digital technology can be used to tackle really complex issues. She will be speaking at our conference in September on this and much more.
One of the projects that is part of the Reboot Britain programme is called “Where Do I Feel Unsafe“, a collaboration between Thumbprint Cooperative and Greater Manchester Police to help encourage report areas where they don’t feel safe, using texting technology which goes to the police who can then act on the issue and liaise back with people over text.
Percentage of children and young people who say they feel safe where they live
Percentage of children and young people who say they feel safe to and from school
Over recent days, much has been discussed about young people and much has been highlighted about people’s safety. What about understanding how safe young people in different areas? Above is a visualisation of data of how safe they feel where they live comparing 2009/10 to 2008/9. Click on the image to activate the visualisation so you can see how in some areas this has reduced and in others this has increased.
Perhaps what’s most interested in comparing perceptions of safety between where young people live and their journey to and from school (see the visualisation below).
As with all types of data, a single dataset isn’t always sufficient to have an understanding of the full picture. We’ve just released the “Staying Safe” indicators which include other data which encompass community safety, children social care and health.
Go here and click on the “Health” drop down and see what you can do with the data!