Arson incidents fall by more than half in Caledonian Ward

arson in islington 2011-2013London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority data shows that arson incidents in Cally Ward have fallen by more than half in recent years.  From more than two per month to less than one per month.  New  data from March 2011 -February 2013 shows a big fall compared to the period December 2007-November 2009, continuing the lower trend seen in 2009.  In the 2007-2009 period there were 58 incidents: in 2011-2013 period there were only 24.

The total numbers in the Caledonian Ward are now becoming more typical of other wards in Islington.  Cally Ward although still the worst in Islington is no longer head and shoulders so (see this chart of 2007-2009).

This dramatic fall in arson is testament to everyone who has worked so hard to improve people’s lives and tackle anti social behaviour in the ward.

The original data is on the London Data Store, reproduced below (NB the Data Store seems to have labelled the data wrong – the period is March 2011-Feb 2013, not Nov 2010-Feb 2013). We covered the previous data set on this website in 2010, although the Data Store has now taken down the earlier original data, which isn’t helpful.  If anyone sees errors in my maths please let me know and I shall correct.

‘Count of All Deliberate Fire incidents recorded by the London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority’ by ward March 2011 -February 2013

Caledonian 24
Tollington 21
Bunhill 19
Finsbury Park 19
Holloway 19
Clerkenwell 18
Highbury West 17
Junction 14
St Peter’s 14
Hillrise 13
Canonbury 12
St Mary’s 12
Mildmay 9
Highbury East 8
St George’s 8
Barnsbury 7

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online, trustee. The Indigo Trust.
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