The Crime and Justice Open Data Challenge is in its final stages.

Three finalists, Total Car Check, Deaf Justice and Check That Bike were chosen at the Creation and Innovation Weekend in September 2013, read about the event here.

This challenge invited teams to consider how open data projects can be constructed that achieve one of the following:

  • increase community involvement with the criminal justice system

  • create further evidence for what are effective interventions for rehabilitation

  • address the rise in personal crime

The three finalists are now actively ‘incubating’ the projects and developing their products - the final winner will be announced in Feb 2014.

Simon Whitehouse is the Series Lead for Crime and Justice. He can be contacted via email or Twitter.

Listen to the three finalists discussing their open data projects;


The Crime and Justice Challenge is approaching it’s Celebration stage where our three finalists will pitch for the final prize of £40 000. Join us for the evening by signing up to our Eventbrite