Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Police.UK Crime Map

The BBC reports
New online crime maps for England and Wales have been launched, allowing users to see which offences have been reported in their local streets.
The site is called police.uk. Here's Oxford:

We actually got a taste of this a while back, when the BBC featured Oxford in its documentary The Truth About Crime.

Now, I'm not sure I trust the BBC to tell me the truth about anything, and I have my doubts about the police, but this sort of transparency strikes me as a good thing. It'll be interesting to see how people react.

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