I have been using the police API for a few years on streetlist.co.uk and wanted to dedicate a site to visualising policing and crime data.
Over the 2019 Easter break I started coding a website and within a handful of days crimehotspots.co.uk began to take shape.
I wanted users to be able to obtain information about local neighbourhoods and priorities and feel involved and connected with local policing rather than helpless observers of crime figures.
Being an advocate for the use of GIS and mapping to display complicated information in an easy to read format. I wanted to use heatmaps to cut through the noise and display the incidence of crime at a glance.