What's crime like in your part of Midsomer Norton?
By Rebecca2009 | Tuesday, February 01, 2011, 18:09
Any Midsomer Norton people manage to check out crime statistics in their neighbourhood on the new Government website launched today - before it crashed?
Find out what crime is like in your neighbourhood on the new website
The new Home Office website details crime statistics on a street-by-street basis. Users type in their postcode, town, village or street and then see a ‘crime map’ of incidents logged during the last full month for which figures are available – at the moment it's December.
I've been trying today but haven't managed to log on yet - the website is apaprently experiencing a "temporary problem" after 75,000 people a minute were trying to log on.
Home Secretary Theresa May said the maps would give real facts on crime and anti-social behaviour and make police more accountable. Information on crime is broken down into six categories - burglary, robbery, vehicle crime, violence, other crime and anti-social behaviour. Sex crimes are included in the 'other' category, along with crimes such as theft and shoplifting, to help prevent victims from being identified.
The website UpMyStreet says people will be able to use the statistics to make an informed decision about moving to an area.