ASBOrometer is a mobile application that measures levels of anti-social behaviour at your current location (within England and Wales) and gives you access to key local ASB statistics.

ASBOrometer is available for iPhone and Android phones. Get it FREE from the iTunes App Store or Android Market now!

This app was created by Jeff Gilfelt and made possible by the data.gov.uk initiative, which is opening up UK government data for public reuse.

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January 25, 2012:

Developer Jeff Gilfelt was interviewed regarding Microsoft's "avoid ghetto" patent for NPR's All Things Considered programme:

This App Was Made For Walking - But Is It Racist? | NPR

September 15, 2010:

ASBOrometer is featured in the September 2010 Real Business magazine cover story (page 30).

July 2, 2010:

data.gov.uk | Guest Post: How I built ASBOrometer - Jeff Gilfelt

May 12, 2010:

ASBOrometer is selected as one of twelve urbanist mobile apps for the Serendipity Apps exhibition at Future Everything 2010 in Manchester.

Future Everything Festival 2010 | Serendipity Apps: Apps for Networked Cities & Citizens

March 23, 2010:

Gordon Brown proposes personalised MyGov web services | The Guardian

March 22, 2010:

Prime Minister Gordon Brown specifically highlights ASBOrometer as an example of open government data usage in his major speech on building Britain's digital future.

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February 25, 2010:

ASBOrometer Heralds the Future of Anti-Social Smartphone Apps | Fast Company

February 22, 2010:

Journalist Conrad Quilty-Harper interviews developer Jeff Gilfelt about ASBOrometer, data.gov.uk and the potential for location based applications.

February 20, 2010:

After achieving over 80,000 downloads in two days, ASBOrometer becomes the number 1 free app in the UK iTunes App Store and also an Android Market top 25 free application.

February 19, 2010:

Thug towns revealed by asbo app for iPhone and Google's Android system | The Sun | News

ASBOrometer: Want to know how dodgy your area is? There's an app for that | Mail Online

The iPhone app which tells you who has an asbo | Telegraph

February 17, 2010:

How chavvy is your town? Find out with the ASBOrometer | The Register

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is an ASBO?

An Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) is a civil order made against a person who has been shown, on the balance of evidence, to have engaged in anti-social behaviour in the United Kingdom and in the Republic of Ireland. Designed originally by Tony Blair in 1998, the orders are designed to be imposed after minor incidents that would not ordinarily warrant prosecution.

What data source is ASBOrometer using?

The application uses two data sources - ASBO CDRP survey full dataset Oct 03 to March 09 and the Number of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs). This data is provided by the Home Office under the UK Crown Copyright licence.

What does the percentage score for my area mean?

The score returned for your location is derived from the 2009 Place Based Survey - the percentage of local people who think that anti-social behaviour is a problem in the area.

Why doesn't ASBOrometer work at my location?

Data is only available for regions within England and Wales. Additionally, some regions do not have sufficient data to produce a result. As the exact CDRP region boundaries used for the data collection are not known, your location may not always be associated with the correct region.

Is this an official government service?


How was ASBOrometer developed?

ASBOrometer was developed from the ground up and delivered natively to two different mobile platforms by one developer over the course of five days.

Can you develop something similar for me?

Yes. I am available for Android, iPhone and Google App Engine development contract work. Please contact me at jeff@readystatesoftware.com

This is stupid. I have given you 1 star and left an illiterate comment in the app store.

That is not a question, stupid.