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.