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Compare your area's crime levels on crime mapping site

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A new tool now available on police.uk, the crime mapping site, enables the public to compare crime levels in their community with other areas.

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Monday, 15 Oct 2012

In one month’s time, on 15 November the public will be able to vote in the first ever elections for police and crime commissioners. A new tool now available on police.uk, the crime mapping site, enables the public to compare crime levels in their community with other similar areas, helping you to hold your police and crime commissioner to account.

Track crime levels

As well as the monthly crime and justice information that is published on police.uk, members of the public will now be able to see how crime in their local district or borough compares with crime in other similar areas. ‘Compare your Area’ will also show how crime rates have changed over the past three years.

As elections for police and crime commissioners approach, the public will be able to use the information to see if their candidates are going to focus on the crimes that are affecting communities.

Police and Criminal Justice Minister Damian Green said:

‘The elections of police and crime commissioners will give the public a voice over how their neighbourhoods are policed and tools like Compare Your Area will ensure they have detailed information at their fingertips.’

Choose my PCC

From 26 October the public will be able to find out who their candidates are and what they are standing for by visiting www.choosemypcc.org.uk. In the meantime visitors are able to register for an email alert that will be sent to them when candidate information is available.