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Police: Internet

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police forces have posted ward and sub-ward level crime maps of their areas on the internet. (232231)

Five forces currently produce monthly crime maps for the public; West Midlands, West Yorkshire, Lancashire, Hampshire and the Metropolitan Police Service.

West Midlands and the Metropolitan Police Service are publishing interactive sub-ward neighbourhood level crime maps.

Lancashire constabulary are producing maps at ward level, Hampshire at district level and West Yorkshire at beat level.

ACPO are working to ensure that crime mapping is available from all forces in England and Wales to at least ward level by December 2008 as part of the Policing Pledge that was announced in the Policing Green Paper “From the neighbourhood to the national“ in July 2008.