Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Police Crime Maps

If you'd like to see the crime maps for your area here are some quick links to addresses in the division (with the number in brackets being the number of crimes reported);

*- All crime figures are as of the posting date on this blog!

Having looked at the figures, especially Bar Hill, the bit that is more than a little worrying is the "other crimes" category (which is the joint largest) and could probably do with breaking down as I would guess (and it is just a guess!) that Shoplifting (which falls into this category) is responsible for the majority of them.

It's something that the Government has managed to put this together so quickly and in a way the public can easily access. Hopefully more datasets like this will become available over the coming months and years.