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Online Crime Maps

Volume 490: debated on Monday 23 March 2009

15. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the likely effects of online crime maps on levels of criminal activity. (264809)

The provision of local crime maps is designed to strengthen Community Engagement and public confidence by ensuring that the public understand how crime is being tackled in their local area, what the local priorities are, who their local officers are and how they can get involved.

All 43 forces in England and Wales delivered crime mapping by the start of the year, and the NPIA is now evaluating progress—but with a primary focus on ensuring that crime maps deliver for the public.