Brockley: Live fast, die young

The Guardian's data blog has published two interesting collections of local data recently, the first capturing mortality rates, the second, incidence of credit card fraud.

The overall picture is of early death triggered by ill-gotten indulgence.

SE4 is relatively honest by the standards of South East London, which is not saying much, as it was singled out as a hotspot for credit card fraud.

3.74% of Brockley's card transactions were classed as "bad", compared with say Abbey Wood (14.31%) or Thamesmead (17.14%). Lewisham (3.98%) and New Cross (4.42%) fare a little worse.

People in the borough of Lewisham die earlier than the average for both men and women in the capital (76 years for men vs an average of 77.9 years and 80.8 years for women vs an average of 82.4).

If you're a man nearing 76, it's time to make a Logan's Run to Bromley, which will offer you another three and a half years to potter around the Glades.

With thanks to Andrew.