Crimemapping technology that is brand new to the UK goes live today (27th September 2011), to help neighbourhoods across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight work more closely together to build safer communities.
CrimeReports www.crimereports.co.uk is a partnership project between Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire County Council, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, the Probation Service and all District and Unitary Councils across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Using information collated from these partner organisations, the website features up-to-date, more frequent and detailed data to the public about crime, incidents and anti-social behaviour, as well as important information about how incidents are being tackled by partners at a local level.
CrimeReports also enables the public to engage and work alongside their local police officers, Police Community Support Officers, Accredited Community Safety Officers and fire officers to help make their neighbourhoods safer.
Hampshire Constabulary’s Assistant Chief Constable Laura Nicholson said: “While Hampshire and the Isle of Wight continue to be some of safest places to live in the UK with relatively low levels of crime and disorder, this new website is a great way for residents across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to get the full picture of what is happening in their local area. The system also includes what the police and partners are doing to improve safety in the local community.
“Members of the public can sign up to CrimeReports and receive crime and incident updates by email daily, weekly or monthly so they can continually be aware of what is happening in around where they live and work.”
Leader of Hampshire County Council, Councillor Ken Thornber said: “Never before has a crime mapping site provided this level of frequently updated detail and context about crimes and incidents in local communities.
“By working more closely together with our partners and residents living in local communities, we will be better positioned to target resources even more efficiently and effectively to help keep neighbourhoods safe and secure and help meet future challenges.”
Go to www.crimereports.co.uk, enter your postcode and you can:
See crime/incidents in your area on a map
If you live in a neighbourhood watch area, request to join online
Sign up to email updates and crime alerts
Submit an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers
See when your next neighbourhood meeting is taking place
Contact your local police officers or partner agencies
CrimeReports goes live to the public today Tuesday, September 27, 2011.
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