Crime maps become a reality

August 15, 2008 11:13 AM

Great news.  London residents can now get crime maps providing information on crime rates in their local areas from a Metropolitan Police website.  This is a huge step forward in giving ordinary people the information they need to hold the police to account.


Londoncrimemap


This service needs to be rolled out across the country and ordinary people should be given the power to hold the police to account through electing local police chiefs.  In London the Mayor needs to be given the power to hire and fire the Metropolitan Police Commissioner.


Direct democratic control will mean that local people can hold the police to account for their performance in combatting crime, this will produce better results than bureaucrats and politicians trying to enforce distorting targets.

Great news.  London residents can now get crime maps providing information on crime rates in their local areas from a Metropolitan Police website.  This is a huge step forward in giving ordinary people the information they need to hold the police to account.


Londoncrimemap


This service needs to be rolled out across the country and ordinary people should be given the power to hold the police to account through electing local police chiefs.  In London the Mayor needs to be given the power to hire and fire the Metropolitan Police Commissioner.


Direct democratic control will mean that local people can hold the police to account for their performance in combatting crime, this will produce better results than bureaucrats and politicians trying to enforce distorting targets.

Latest Blogs:

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

The dream of home ownership

1:58 PM 20, Nov 2017 Ben Ramanauskas

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

The REAL impact of beer duty

3:14 PM 14, Nov 2017 Ben Ramanauskas

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

Paradise Papers

1:44 PM 06, Nov 2017 Duncan Simpson

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

Innovations like "CareBnB" are good for the NHS

4:39 PM 02, Nov 2017 The TaxPayers' Alliance