Czech Crime by Geographics

Drugs, guns and sex. Also some data in a project that opens up the Czech crime statistics for the first time in history. Comprehensive and appealing look into police statistics. An important voice in ongoing conversation about what crime data is and how it is collected, we like to think. This project visualizes various crime offences on several levels of detail. It provides comparison as well as outlook on development throughout the time. Created for both general public and criminality experts, it has quickly found its regular users amongst journalists, college students as well as municipal attorneys and police itself. We struggled to find balance between communicating clear and simple message without discarding complexity of the underlying data. And balance has been found, we hope. Proudly, and heavily, inspired by the Stamen’s Crimespotting.