Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Street-level crime maps launched online

New online crime maps for England and Wales have been launched, allowing users to see which offences have been reported in their local streets.
Home Secretary Theresa May said people had lost confidence in national crime figures, and the maps would give real facts and make police more accountable.

The public can search for information on crime and anti-social behaviour by entering a street name or postcode.

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NetRent Comment

It is highly likely that tenants will use this website before making a decision on renting a property, especially as the amount of information on the site grows. Landlords and house purchasers are also very likely to use the site.

It will be interesting to see if this encourages landlords to get more involved in the areas where they own property. The previous Government tried to make landlords more responsible for the behaviour of their tenants but that met with only limited success. The information contained on this website may have a much greater impact.