Crime and Disorder Information
Street-level crime maps
The ‘Policing in the 21st Century’ consultation sets out the coalition government’s plan to give the public access to key crime and policing information in a way they want and in a way that allows them to raise issues or take an active role in tackling crime and antisocial behaviour.
We’ve worked closely with the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) and with all 43 police forces in England and Wales to develop the Crime & Local Policing Information site.
This site will provide helpful information about crime and policing in your area. It has also been designed to help police force staff promote street level crime maps.
Using the Crime and Local Policing Information site
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, total crime; burglary; robbery; vehicle crime; violence; antisocial behaviour and 'other crime'.
Publishing Crime and Local Policing Information on national maps is intended to provide a greater level of transparency about what crimes happen, where and when. This is the first phase in a longer programme, which could see other crime and justice information (like court progress and convictions) being published alongside the maps.
Crime and Disorder Statistics and Official Information
There are a number of ways to access crime information for the UK. Each police service maintains a comprehensive bank of recorded crime for the area. This is updated on a regular basis by the police accredited data anlysts - at various levels - but is not accessible to for non accredited research. The United Kingdom Office for National Statistics maintains the Crime Survey for England and Wales (formerly known as the British Crime Survey) which measures the extent of crime in England and Wales by asking people whether they have experienced any crime in the past year.
The Office for National Statistics also maintains a Crime and Justice 'Hub' for crime trends and related statistics in the in the UK.
The UK Home Office maintains several 'mini-sites' where research and statistics on crime and disorder can be found: