Street level crime website up and running
As mentioned yesterday there were initial problems with the new “crime map website”. However the problems have since been fixed and you can go to the website to see what types of crimes have been reported in your neighbourhood (for the month of December 2010) and the location.
Clearly there’s probably nothing new for people who have lived in an area for a while, although I did notice a link between locations of local off licences and crimes recorded. It does however show the Community Mobile Police Station is in the right place, although I would guess some of the crimes reported in the area around it are to do with the crowds that visit the strip of pubs and clubs in Birkenhead (again possibly alcohol related). It is an improvement over the current way of reporting statistics and gives a more visual feel to reported crimes.
Hopefully Inspector McGregor (or one of his sergeants) will be at the Area Forum tonight to answer any crime-related queries.