Draw crime hotspots in Thurrock on new website

A NEW website allows people to check how safe their area is and make their own personalised crime maps. 

The "Draw Your Own Area" tool on www.police.uk has been launched to mark the two-year anniversary of the site. 

It will allow people to check how safe their estate, village or town is as well as checking the route to school or work. 

Visitors can now circle a specific area on a map that they want information for instead of just typing in a postcode. 

For instance, drawing a small circle around the Gazette offices in Orsett Road, Grays, shows there was one violent crime in December 2012 - which is the most recent month there are statistics for. 

Stephen Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, welcomed the new feature.

He said: “Police.uk is a great resource. It has proved very popular with users locally and across the country, with hundreds of millions of hits since its launch. These new features mean local people in South Basildon and East Thurrock will have even more information at their fingertips about crime in our area.

"It means we can all hold the police and our Police and Crime Commissioner to account to ensure we keep driving crime down.”

Damian Green, Conservative Police and Criminal Justice Minister, added: “Crime maps have been a phenomenal success with over 548 million hits on Police.uk since its launch two years ago. There is a huge appetite for transparency and information across the Criminal Justice System and we are responding by enhancing the information provided on Police.uk.”

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5:42pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Thurrock Trojan says...

Crime will continue to rise across the country all thanks to the cuts to policing.

This government has a lot to answer for.
Crime will continue to rise across the country all thanks to the cuts to policing. This government has a lot to answer for. Thurrock Trojan

8:19pm Wed 6 Feb 13

skinthegoat says...

Oh, Whoopee!
If you have been burgled you can draw your very own personalised crime map,

"Move along, there's nothing to see..."
Oh, Whoopee! If you have been burgled you can draw your very own personalised crime map, "Move along, there's nothing to see..." skinthegoat

9:01pm Wed 6 Feb 13

DannyButcher says...

I knew crime was bad in my area, but until this, I didn't know exactly how bad.

January was a really bad month for crime here, so if it is much worse than December (which the police presence seems to suggest) it looks like about 1 crime in every 15 houses....well alot are burglaries. The rest is car crime.
I knew crime was bad in my area, but until this, I didn't know exactly how bad. January was a really bad month for crime here, so if it is much worse than December (which the police presence seems to suggest) it looks like about 1 crime in every 15 houses....well alot are burglaries. The rest is car crime. DannyButcher

12:09am Thu 7 Feb 13

Thurrock Trojan says...

I have my Etch A Sketch at the ready.
I have my Etch A Sketch at the ready. Thurrock Trojan

9:23am Thu 7 Feb 13

Cvh says...

Incredible stuff more Police needed
no more Labour smack the wrists policy
make punishment hard
Incredible stuff more Police needed no more Labour smack the wrists policy make punishment hard Cvh

1:20pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Bernard 87 says...

"no more Labour smack the wrists policy"

This will continue as our judges seem to live in cloud cuckoo where they praise criminals for having courage and consistantly dish out weak sentences which do nothing to deter criminals. It will take a long time to unwind the mentality of the Judiciary.
"no more Labour smack the wrists policy" This will continue as our judges seem to live in cloud cuckoo where they praise criminals for having courage and consistantly dish out weak sentences which do nothing to deter criminals. It will take a long time to unwind the mentality of the Judiciary. Bernard 87

4:58pm Thu 7 Feb 13

aberline 88 says...

the whole of thurrock is a crime hotspot these days, the council should change the sign to say welcome to thurrock come and do whatever you like theres no rules here .
the whole of thurrock is a crime hotspot these days, the council should change the sign to say welcome to thurrock come and do whatever you like theres no rules here . aberline 88

5:58pm Thu 7 Feb 13

CAMP-DWELLER says...

Thats right let the criminals know where the hot spots are, then they will go to pastures new.
Thats right let the criminals know where the hot spots are, then they will go to pastures new. CAMP-DWELLER

12:19pm Sat 9 Feb 13

A Dermot says...

Last year a Tory Councillor in Orsett complained about gay men hanging around a country lane half a mile from any home in Bulphan. This resulted in over 200 police patrols in less tan 2 weeks. Result - no arrests and no one questioned.

So I would suggest if you live in a high crime area do as the Tory Councillor did and complain about gay men hanging around cottaging and the police wills send a patrol round literally every hour.

Joking aside our Police have become more and more reactive - turning up once a crime has been committed or just issuing a crime number and never investigating it rather than having regular set patrols that prevent the crimes being committed in the first place.

However preventing crimes doesn't meet any 'arrest' or 'crime solved' targets does it. Get more Police on the beat - walking the beat - patrolling with dogs - especially in crime hotspots - and I mean real police not the plastic pretend PCSOs.
Last year a Tory Councillor in Orsett complained about gay men hanging around a country lane half a mile from any home in Bulphan. This resulted in over 200 police patrols in less tan 2 weeks. Result - no arrests and no one questioned. So I would suggest if you live in a high crime area do as the Tory Councillor did and complain about gay men hanging around cottaging and the police wills send a patrol round literally every hour. Joking aside our Police have become more and more reactive - turning up once a crime has been committed or just issuing a crime number and never investigating it rather than having regular set patrols that prevent the crimes being committed in the first place. However preventing crimes doesn't meet any 'arrest' or 'crime solved' targets does it. Get more Police on the beat - walking the beat - patrolling with dogs - especially in crime hotspots - and I mean real police not the plastic pretend PCSOs. A Dermot

9:06pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Bodoftheglen says...

There was seven attempted break ins down my road an 2 burgleries. An the police were nice enough to put a card thro my door to let me know
There was seven attempted break ins down my road an 2 burgleries. An the police were nice enough to put a card thro my door to let me know Bodoftheglen

6:37pm Tue 12 Feb 13

techguy2013 says...

this is what happens when stupid governments cut police crime goes up and not down why dont the police do some real work like patrolling hotspots,on the beat officers. to be honest the our government live in a fantasy world not the real world and they are living in the 1950s not in the here and now our government are way way out of touch.
this is what happens when stupid governments cut police crime goes up and not down why dont the police do some real work like patrolling hotspots,on the beat officers. to be honest the our government live in a fantasy world not the real world and they are living in the 1950s not in the here and now our government are way way out of touch. techguy2013

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