Crimes at Garda Station Level and Pedestrian Footfall visualisations.

Crimes at Garda Station Level and Pedestrian Footfall visualisations.

About the Author/Organisation

Cyril Connolly, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire.

About the Project

The ‘Crimes at Garda Station Level and Pedestrian Footfall visualisations’ project, utilises the power of Open Data to explore trends in crime and pedestrian activity.

Why it's a Showcase

The exploration leverages two publicly available datasets: Crimes at Garda Station Level (2010-2016): This data, provided by the All-Island Research Laboratory (AIRO), offers detailed information on reported crimes across 563 Garda Stations in Ireland from 2003 to 2015. It includes breakdowns by crime category and location. Pedestrian Footfall (2015): Sourced from Dublin City Council, this dataset captures daily pedestrian foot traffic measured by high-definition sensor cameras at four key locations in Dublin City Centre (Capel Street, Henry Street, Mary Street, and O'Connell Street) throughout 2015. Furthermore, the project showcases the power of advanced data visualisation techniques. It employs a variety of methods including polygon maps, hotspot maps, trellis/facet plots, Statistical Process Control (SPC) charts, and time series intervention analysis. This highlights how Open Data can be leveraged to create informative and engaging visualisations that can communicate complex information effectively.

Impact of the Showcase

The visualisations allow for a deeper understanding of crime distribution. This information can be used by law enforcement agencies in Ireland to inform resource allocation and crime prevention strategies. Also, the analysis of pedestrian footfall data showcases how Open Data can be used to understand pedestrian activity patterns and the impact of events on foot traffic.

For more information on Pedestrian Footfall, please see the following Report.

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