A look into drug enforcement in the land of
Oy m8s and Jaffa Cakes. The United Kingdom.
The data is from
data.police.uk The time range parsed for the street level crime of drugs was 2015 through 2018
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United Kingdom population density seen through the use of Illegal Drugs.
“The Government’s organised crime strategy sets out that drug trafficking to the UK costs an estimated £10.7 billion per year.”
“Class A drugs, specifically heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and ecstasy, are widely available throughout the UK.”
“NCA seized 69.8 tonnes of cocaine, 4.5 tonnes heroin, 16.3 tonnes opium, 123.1 tonnes cannabis in their first year of operation”
“The amount of heroin estimated to be imported annually into the UK is between 18-23 tonnes. The vast majority of this is derived from Afghan opium.”
Quotes from National Crime Agency (
Old post which goes into more technical detail of how the data was parsed using c#.
A look into San Francisco Police Department’s Incident reports containing Cocaine and Heroin. Visualizations below span from 2003 through 2018. The data is from
data.sfgov.org. Created using CARTO.
Bonus map: Meth.
TUTORIAL. Want to make a Geo-Temporal map yourself? Well, you’re in luck, because I created a video tutorial for just that.
Here is an example map that you can create for free. Guess what its of.. (find out in the video below)
Tools (Websites) used:
– CARTO https://carto.com/
– Chicago Data https://data.cityofchicago.org/
Video Tutorial (youtube)
A look into Chicago police department’s arrest reports containing cannabis. The data is from
data.cityofchicago.org. Time range used for the two static maps below is 2001 through 2018.
Time range used for bar chart and animated map below is 2010 through 2018. A gradual decline in the last 8 years can be noticed.
Where will you be offered narcotics in Chicago? Or, where do cops go to do undercover busts.
Crime incident reports are gathered by the Chicago Police Department. The time range spans from 2001 through 2018. The data is from
Incident descriptors used:
NARCOTICS – Primary Type
SOLICIT NARCOTICS ON PUBLICWAY – Description
A decline in publicway narcotic solicitations or enforcement can be noticed around 2008.
A look into the Denver police department’s incident reports containing an offense category of “drug-alcohol”. The time ranged used spans from 2013 through 2018. The data is from
A look into downtown Chicago’s purse snatching and pocket picking. The data was gathered by the Chicago Police Department, and filtered by crime incident descriptor. Data is from here
data.cityofchicago.org. Carto was used to create the maps below. The time range is from 2001 through 2018.
Data is from
https://data.cityofchicago.org. Chicago police department’s crime incident reports were filtered to contain descriptors of Aggravated Handgun, and Armed Handgun. Maps were rendered using Carto.
Recorded with a GoPro Hero 3, edited with VSDC.