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Thursday, 31 May 2012
Crime outcomes are now published and available for the public to track ahead of the PCC elections.
For the first time the public will be able to track online what happened after a crime was committed in their neighbourhood, with new data published on the government’s crime mapping website today.
Make informed choices
Nick Herbert, Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice said: ‘The Police.uk website is helping to revolutionise the way the police and the wider criminal justice system are held to account by making this information available at the touch of a button.’
‘It will help drive up performance and allow the public to make informed choices in the upcoming elections for police and crime commissioners.’
Once police and crime commissioners (PCCs) are in post, Police.uk will be a useful tool to monitor their performance, helping the public to see what crime is happening, what action is being taken and if the PCC is dealing with concerns affecting communities.
In the next stage of development of the groundbreaking website Police.uk, residents will not only be able to access street level crime data but also see what action the local police have taken as a result.
The site will also start to show whether offenders went to court, increasing transparency in the criminal justice system.
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