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    Default Street Level Crime Maps

    I think these should be made available. I come from the angle that purchasing a property is the biggest financial decision that most people will make. Having full information or as much as possible before making this decision will allow people to make better decisions.

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    Why are crime statistics not made available on a per station basis?
    Would you use them to help you decide on purchasing a property?
    Do you think they are a good or bad idea?


    Street-level crime maps | Home Office

    When you input your postcode, town, village or street, you’ll have instant access to street-level crime maps and data, as well as details of your local policing team and beat meetings.

    You will also be able to find out how the police are tackling the problems in your area, and what you can do to help. The street-level crime map identifies types of crime including:

    burglary
    criminal damage and arson
    drugs
    other theft
    public disorder and possession of weapons
    shoplifting
    robbery
    vehicle crime
    violent crime
    antisocial behaviour (ASB)
    other crime
    all crime
    Why create street-level maps?

    Police.uk is a key part of the government’s wider policing and justice reform agenda which seeks to increase the transparency and accountability of the criminal justice system (CJS). The police no longer look to government for their targets and priorities but rather to local communities and the police and crime commissioner who will represent their community. Crime maps, along with access to crime and justice data and the introduction of police and crime commissioners, will help the public to hold their local police and other public services to account.
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    Might help with the property tax valuation.

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    Very handy if you were a burglar; a nice map of quiet areas where the residents aren't expecting any break-ins. Just the ticket.
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    I've actually made up a map of arson attacks in our area the other day, we have someone getting their jollies out of burning cars and vans each weekend. The map has allowed us to see the small area that this is happening in and has allowed a few conclusions to be drawn about where the perpetrator might live.
    It's useful on a local level but should only be made available to groups such as neighbourhood watch groups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    Very handy if you were a burglar; a nice map of quiet areas where the residents aren't expecting any break-ins. Just the ticket.
    If it was stats per street then yes this would happen, if per stats per station then that's a different story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by libertarian-right View Post
    If it was stats per street then yes this would happen, if per stats per station then that's a different story.
    Quite so. However, I was only responding to the OP suggestion. The old law of unintended consequences is a favourite of mine.
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    I remember chatting to a Garda about this and he was against the idea because he thought it worked unfavourably against the decent lawabiding residents in an area. Also unless you're totally new to a city, you should have a fairly decent grasp of what the ups and downs of different locations, if not ask around. Also, a ramble/drive around the neighbourhoods at different times in the week should give you a good idea of what the place is like outside of real estate viewing times.

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    Different to the UK crime maps this one of Los Angeles actually shows the addresses!
    CrimeMapping.com - National Map
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. jings View Post
    I remember chatting to a Garda about this and he was against the idea because he thought it worked unfavourably against the decent lawabiding residents in an area. Also unless you're totally new to a city, you should have a fairly decent grasp of what the ups and downs of different locations, if not ask around. Also, a ramble/drive around the neighbourhoods at different times in the week should give you a good idea of what the place is like outside of real estate viewing times.


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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    Very handy if you were a burglar; a nice map of quiet areas where the residents aren't expecting any break-ins. Just the ticket.
    Nah the wealth maps that came out recently would be far more help.
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