An Online Crime Map of England and Wales

MyNeighbourhood is a Google Map-styled website that identify assaults, muggings, and burglaries in towns and villages in England and Wales.

The UK Home Office said that the website will give citizens the details of every crime in every quarters, while some are concerned that neighborhoods would be stigmatized and victims' rights to privacy would be breached:

In West Yorkshire, one of the leading forces in the scheme, categories include anti-social behaviour and "youth nuisance" - such as street drinking, skateboarding, shouting & swearing, letting off fireworks, climbing on buildings, false 999 calls, graffiti and dropping litter.

Offences are identified using dots on maps.

In the West Midlands, householders can enter their postcodes and zoom into the map to a street level, where the different crime types would be represented in coloured zones, showing levels of monthly crime and how much they have increased in the past 12 months.

Links: MyNeighborhood website | Telegraph Article - Thanks daveroy!


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so if you were a burglar, you'd look at this to see which neighborhoods still had all the good stuff. and proceed to contribute colored dots to the map.
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