Street – level crime maps launched online
A new online crime map for England and Wales has launched, which allows people to see what offences have been reported in their local area. [1 February 2011]
The website called www.police.uk was launched at midnight and allows users to search for anti- social behaviour by entering a street name or postcode.
Home Secretary Theresa May said people had lost confidence in national crime figures, and the maps would give real facts and make police more accountable.
The website cost £300,000 to develop and enables users to find out which crimes have taken place on or near their street within the last month. It also allows users to see what police officers are responsible for their area.
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