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Jacqui Smith’s Crime Maps

by | 28th, July 2008

SAYS Home Secretary Jacqui Smith:

The public are the best weapon for fighting crime. By rolling out up-to-date, interactive crime maps we can better inform people about crime problems in their area and enable them to have much more of a say in what their local police focus on. This will help increase public confidence in the police and make communities safer.”

What are the police focusing on if they are not focusing on crime? How will knowing where crime has been committed “make communities safer” without making some communities feel less safe?

And if you were a criminal, where would you go to:

a) The higher crime zone the police are heading to?
b) The lower crime zone the police are heading from?

By the end of the year every police force area will produce crime maps which will allow the public to:

* see where and when crime has happened, down to street level for some crimes;
* make comparisons with other areas; and
* learn how crime is being tackled by their local neighbourhood policing team.

If you see a freshly mugged estate agent dragging himself from one area to another, don’t help him – he’s on mission to keep property prices high…

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