UK Police Map to Zero in on Crime in Public Places

January 31, 2012

Home Secretary Theresa May says people will be able to track what crimes have been committed near public spaces like nightclubs, parks and shopping malls.

May said Monday that a crime-mapping website for England and Wales that lets users track what crimes have been committed on a street-by-street basis will now cover places like clubs and rail stations where large groups of people gather.

She said that by May the public will be able to see what happened after a crime took place – what action police took and whether anyone was convicted.

The website maps crime in Britain according to neighborhood. It launched last year and authorities say it has received more hits than any other UK government website.

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