Flashcards in whitechapel mocks Deck (6)
why was the peabody estate created?
Royal Mint Street initially had a death rate double that in the rest of London, so the land was sold to the peabody trust and the peabody estate was created
what was the problem with the Peabody estate?
during construction the cheap housing was demolished and replaced by more expensive housing, creating an exodus of people who had been forcibly removed from their homes, making the rest of Whitechapel overcrowded
what are three reasons whitechapel was a difficult area to police?
distrust of police, the layout of the streets and the police to citizen ratio
why did poverty make Whitechapel difficult to police?
it meant there was an increase in crime, which took up a lot of the police's time with petty theft
why did the street layout make Whitechapel difficult to police?
it made it easier for criminals to hide from the police in dark alleyways