I wrote previously about a visualisation using Home Office data to navigate around categories of offences. The second interesting set of data from the Home Office that I found, tucked away in a small link on a page about Crime Reduction Toolkits was a spreadsheet of recorded crime statistics between 1898 and the present day. Each column is a different category of offence (I won’t say class because they don’t map onto the Classes from the spreadsheet of notifiable offences).
This time I wanted to try out the jQuery sparklines plug-in to illustrate how crime notifications have changed over time. The resulting page is available at http://www.jenitennison.com/visualisation/crime.html; here’s a screenshot for Bigamy: