Mark urges local residents to track crime outcomes on Police.uk
Mark has welcomed a new online tool which, for the first time, means local people can track what happened after a crime was committed in their neighbourhood.
In the next stage of development of the groundbreaking website Police.uk, local residents will not only be able to access street level crime data but also see what action the local police have taken as a result.
Commenting on the new website, Mark said:
"We are all used to reading the report in the papers when a crime is committed in the area. But local residents don't just want to know that a crime has been committed; we want to know what is being done about it. Was someone arrested for the crime? Did the case go to court? The police in Wyre Forest do an excellent job but until now it has not been possible to keep local people informed on every aspect of a case. Police.uk will change that by putting information at our fingertips."
The additions to the site come after the public showed a huge appetite for more information on every aspect of crime in their area, with more than 47 million visits on Police.uk since it launched in January 2011.
Police.uk has already undergone a series of innovative updates, providing the public with more criminal justice information than ever before. This includes mapping crimes at points of interest including supermarkets and nightclubs, introducing new crime categories such as shoplifting, and increasing accuracy by placing crimes to within eight postcodes instead of 12.
(Date of article: 7th June 2012)