Good practice
Free Weekly eNews
About us
Our correspondents

Search CRP News by keyword or phrase:
If you have any news, opinions or suggestions which you would like to offer to the publishers of CRP News, please click here to email the Editor. We value your contribution.
All editorial content © CRP News, published by CRP Publications Ltd, Suite 210 91 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2LB

News - 14 October 2012

Flagship crime map website 'less useful than a newsletter'

Members of the public would rather find out about crime in their neighbourhoods through a local paper or a simple police newsletter than a flagship Government website, according to an official report.

Surveys carried out by the Home Office found that many people did not want to wade through the large amounts of raw data on the street-by-street crime maps.

Some said the www.police.uk service, which has cost £500,000 so far, was a poor use of money in a time of austerity and that it could be better spent on recruiting more police officers.

New features that show “justice outcomes” only confirmed users’ suspicions that very few criminals go to jail, while one force’s real-time tracking of PCs merely showed “they don’t seem to be doing a great deal”.

The conclusions of the Home Office-commissioned study, carried out by researchers at the Policy Studies Institute and the Police Foundation, will be seen as a blow to the Government’s “transparency agenda”, which involves making far more official data available to the public online.

For the full story from The Telegraph, click here

Read related items on:
Police initiatives
Home Office


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2 October 2014
Retail Crime & Loss Prevention Conference
This year's BRC Retail Crime Survey has revealed that UK retailers are fighting a rising tide of organised theft in store. Combined with the dramatic increase in fraud and ecrime, and the commonly perceived threat to businesses posed by cyber-attacks, this means that retailers are facing an increasingly sophisticated criminal.... More
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-9th October 2014
Cyber Security Expo
Brand new for 2014, Cyber Security EXPO is the new place for everybody wanting to protect their organisation from the increasing commercial threat of cyber attacks.... More
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
21 October 2014
Association of Convenience Stores Heart of the Community conference
The seventh annual ACS Heart of the Community conference will be taking place on Tuesday 21st October from 12.00pm - 3.30pm. The conference, held in Westminster, brings retailers from across the country together with MPs and Ministers to discuss important issues facing local shops.... More
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16th-17th March 2015
Total Security Summit
The Total Security Summit brings together security professionals and key industry solution providers to discuss the latest technologies and innovations in focused face to face meetings and networking opportunities over the course of two days.... More
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .