Crime in your street?

1 February 2011, 08:39

A new map published today allows you to find out if any crimes are being committed near your house.

You put in your postcode and get a list of burglaries, violent crimes and anti-social behaviour.

Home Secretary and Berkshire MP Theresa May says this will give people information they need to hold their local police to account:

She denies that making such detailed information available would drive down house prices in a particular area.

"It's not the existence of a map on a website that affects it,'' she said.

"This is giving people a real tool, real power to see that something is being done about crime in their area.

"This doesn't make them frightened, it actually makes them feel a part of what is happening.

"This will give them the real facts and figures. This will make the police more accountable. It gives people a real tool to hold the police to account."

Click here to get to the maps

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