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Dangerous OG stations. how reliable is this information?
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Post: #1
27-02-2020 09:45 PM

How reliable is this information? or is it merely scare tactics?

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Post: #2
28-02-2020 08:28 AM

Misleading headline...the article (link at the top of the page you're transferred to) seems balanced and is pretty glowing about how safe overground stations are, it says even the worst station in London has a "relatively low level of crime for an entire year." The full article doesn't seem to explain what types of crimes they are. Of course it wouldn't do to be complacent, but making a direct link in the headline between undefined crime and "dangerous" doesn't feel rigorous or helpful analysis.

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08-03-2020 04:57 PM

Looking at the table, if your 'Danger Ranking' is higher than your 'Busiest Ranking' you live in a worse than average area. Forest Hill is exactly as 'dangerous' as you would expect.
However their Busiest Rank is incorrect - taking actual government figures, Forest Hill is busier than West Croydon and Dalston Kingsland, but rated as less busy. This means that Forest Hill is safer than average

Sydenham and Brockley are actually more dangerous than average

Actual Entry/exit Their busiest rank
Shepherd's Bush 1,951,382 3
Willesden Junction 1,688,164 6
Dalston Junction 1,493,502 7
Forest Hill 1,453,318 9
West Croydon 1,392,290 8
Dalston Kingsland 1,322,212 5
Hackney Central 1,205,614 20
Hackney Downs 1,159,414 17
Surrey Quays 1,099,838 13
West Hampstead 1,093,892 16

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