David Ruffley MP urges Suffolk residents to use new police.uk technology to track crime

Friday, 22 June, 2012

David Ruffley MP has welcomed a new online tool which for the first time allows people to track what happened after a crime was committed in their Suffolk neighbourhood.

In this next stage of development of the groundbreaking website Police.uk, local residents will not only be able to access street level crime data but also see what action the Suffolk police and Suffolk Courts have taken as a result and whether offenders went to court.

David Ruffley MP said: 'Local residents don't just want to know that a crime has been committed; they want to know what is being done about it! Was someone arrested for the crime? Did it go to court? This new tool puts that information at our fingertips.

The Police.uk site is helping to revolutionise the way the police and the courts are held to account.

The additions to the site come after the public showed a huge appetite for more information on every aspect of crime in their area, with more than 47 million visits on Police.uk since it launched in January 2011.

Police.uk has already undergone a series of innovative updates, providing the public with more criminal justice information than ever before. This includes mapping crimes at points of interest including supermarkets and nightclubs, introducing new crime categories such as shoplifting, and increasing accuracy by placing crimes to within eight postcodes instead of 12.'