Delyn residents will now have access to local statistics and details on neighbourhood policing in their area after Delyn MP and Home Office Minister David Hanson today launched a new interactive national map.
The online map will allow residents to view figures for all crime as well as burglary, robbery, violence, vehicle crime and anti-social behaviour in their area at the touch of a button.
For the first time people can compare one police area with another, compare figures over a three-month period against the same period for the previous year and see annual crime rates.
The public will also be able to see details of their neighbourhood police team, local policing priorities and information about forthcoming local events such as crime prevention meetings and local surgeries.
The website was developed by the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) and police forces across England and Wales, on behalf of the Home Office.
David Hanson MP said:
“Crime maps are a key part of delivering neighbourhood policing and giving communities access to information like this not only improves public confidence but ensures police are responding to local people’s needs.
“I know from speaking to people in Flintshire that people want this information, which will allow them to hold the police to account and help create an even more responsive and effective service. It is often the case that the fear of crime is higher than crime itself and this new mapping system will give people the facts about local crime and what is being done to tackle it.”
“Neighbourhood police teams already serve every community here in Flintshire and across the UK and the Crime Map is another example of how we are building greater links between the police and the people they serve.”