The BBC has published an interactive map of crime patterns in Oxford. Apparently, Oxford was selected because it is the closest thing to a typical British city in respect of its demographics and crime statistics.
It's a very useful map, but some people are expressing concerns. Think of it like this:
- You see how the crime rate is increasing in your city
- You become afraid
- You want something to be done about it
- You are told that the only 'something' that can be done involves curtailing civil liberties
- You trade your liberties for increased security