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Neighbourhood Income and Safety Score Map - Leicestershire


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Blaby

Blaby is a Leicestershire district south of Leicester. Though not known by most people, It is one of the best places to live in the UK for people in their 20s for its good employment opportunities and affordable housing.
Blaby

Charnwood

Sitting between Leicester, Derby and Nottingham, Charnwood offers broad choices of countryside, villages and towns with good safety records. Its biggest town Loughborough is well connected by M1 and high-speed rail link to London.
Charnwood

City of Leicester

Leicester does not have glamorous views as other East Midlands cities like Nottingham or Derby, but is well equipped with affordability and connectivity to London. Great food choices thanks to its large Indian and Asian communities.
City of Leicester

Harborough

Harborough is a district of Leicestershire between Leicester, Kettering and Rugby. It was named after its main town, Market Harborough, a market town frequently mentioned as one of the best towns to live in Midlands.
Harborough

Hinckley and Bosworth

Hinckley and Bosworth is a Leicestershire district with good motorway and railway connections to Leicester, Coventry and Birmingham. Much of the district is predominantly rural area with picturesque towns and villages.
Hinckley and Bosworth

Melton

Melton Borough is an attractive rural area in the north-east Leicestershire. Its main town, Melton Mowbray, is a historic market town promoted as Britain's "Rural Capital of Food" and 30 mins from Leicester and Nottingham.
Melton

North West Leicestershire

North West Leicestershire is a district 30 mins drive from Derby, Nottingham and Leicester. Its main town, Ashby, is among the best towns to live for its shopping experience, culture life, historic views and country life.
North West Leicestershire

Oadby and Wigston

Oadby and Wigston is an urban district that runs directly into Leicester. It is perceived as an affluent area, which is backed by our data, but has one of the most affordable housing prices in Leicestershire.
Oadby and Wigston


How those maps were created

  • Colour coding based on total score = safety score * 0.5 + income score * 0.5

  • Score is exponentially transformed between 0 - 100 based on ranking among all England neighbourhoods. 100 means the best performing neighbourhood in England.

  • Data Granularity: LSOA level

Raw Data Sources:

For example, Safety Score was developed following the steps below:

  1. Map all reported crime case between Dec'17 - Nov'18 into LSOA based on their lat/lng;

  2. Categorise crime in each LSOA into Violent Crime, Criminal Damage, Property Damage, Other Crime four subdomains and obtain count under each subdomain;

  3. Calculate count/population for each subdomain for each LSOA;Rank each LSOA in each subdomain;

  4. Obtain normal distributed transformed score for each LSOA at subdomain level;

  5. Summing up all subdomain scores for each LSOA;Rank LSOAs based on the summed up scores;

  6. Exponentially transformed crime scores based on ranking

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