New Online Crime Maps launched in UK

Did you know there was a burglary last week in your road?

Ever wondered why you home insurance premiums are so high?

Well from now on you can find out whats been happening in your area with a new online crime mapping service from the UK Police.

The maps based on Google Earth and using a streetview pointer  allow you to zoom down to see crimes commited in each street.

police crime map

What surprised Insurance blog was that for every postcode we entered, the biggest crime was anti-social behaviour!

We’ve been checking the contents insurance risk areas against the crime maps and sure enough there is a strong correlation between those areas and current high incidents of burglary.

Insurance companies, house buyers, estate agents, credit profilers and many other institutions will probably be using this database everyday once it develops. It already has a twitter feed from your local PCs!

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