View crime figures in your street

PEOPLE in Suffolk can now view what crime and anti-social behaviour is taking place in their streets following the launch of a new interactive website.

The website www.police.uk, which launched on Tuesday, allows people to see an online map of what has happened in their area and gives contact details for their local Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Residents will be able to view figures for all crime, including burglary, robbery, violence and vehicle crime.

Simon Ash, Suffolk chief constable, said: “We have joined up with all other forces in England and Wales to launch a new tool that will help communities to better understand what’s happening in their street.

“By making this information available, we aim to raise awareness of what we’re doing to tackle crime and disorder and how everyone can support us.”

The website map also gives details about safer neighbourhood teams, police surgeries and their recent activity.

Crime prevention advice and information about forthcoming events will also be published on the site.

Mr Ash said: “We want to be more accountable and we want to increase public confidence in ourselves.

“Everyone in Suffolk will now be able to see just how safe the county is to live in and what we’re doing to further drive down crime and anti-social behaviour in their area.”