How open data helps to solve Covid-related crimes across Britain

Openly accessible data and intelligence (#OSINT), mostly from the web, may increasingly empower concerned and affected citizens to demask small-scale criminals hooked on Covid-19 related crimes, including dog theft and fly-tipping.

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Prices for dogs (including puppies for early July 2021); source: Techjournalism
In 2021, of the 203 dogs stolen (most of them in the London Boroughs of Havering and Enfield), 15% were recovered, local police records say (source: MET)

Open data justice for illegal waste disposal

A motorway camera that recorded a fly-tipping incident in March, 2021

Investigative journalist with a technical edge, interested in open source investigations, satellite imgs, R, python, AI, data journalism and injustice