Monday 18 August 2008 4.59pm
I think the presence of a major station in the area pushes certain places into the "High" crime bracket. I noticed the areas that contained Vauxhall Station, Elephant and Castle Station and Waterloo Station
were marked in "red" for high crime. Some of this must be because criminals will take advantage of tourists, and my guess is that tourists are more likely to report crime because there are plenty of police around the stations who they can report it to.
What will be interesting is whether the map itself will begin to cause people to report incidents of crime in their area that they might not otherwise have reported. It might start to look as though there are more crimes committed in particular areas just because people decide to report it for the chart.