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Crime maps extended
Communities will also start to see incidents that occurred on or near a range of additional local sites including shopping areas, nightclubs, hospitals, parks and parking areas.
Information is power
Nick Herbert, Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, said: 'Our crime mapping website is continuing to evolve and revolutionise the way people access crime data.
'The public appetite is clear with 453 million hits to the website since its launch. We have listened to public demand for even more detailed information.
'Information is power — and crime mapping helps transfer power back to local people. Together with the election of Police and Crime Commissioners later this year we are helping the public to hold local forces to account.'
See the outcome
From May 2012 the public will also be able to use police.uk (Opens in a new window) to see what happens after a crime has occurred in terms of a police action or a justice outcome.