"Cabinet Office papers reveal the final plan intends to go even further. It will use images from Google, which show aerial pictures of every street and park in the country"
Home office press release: "Every neighbourhood in England and Wales will have access to the latest local crime information through new interactive crime maps, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith announced today."
The Metropolitan Police may not be releasing crime data, but that's not stopping some people from developing UK crime maps.
"This week, the police department unveiled a computerized mapping program that allows the public to track police calls, from assaults to excessive noise calls, through a digital map posted on the department Web site..."
"The Banjax Crime Map is a map of crime in Northern Ireland. The data for the map comes from the Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service (NINIS)."
"It is understood [mayor Boris] Johnson is trying to get round the setback [to his crime mapping plan] by tailoring the scheme to satisfy the [infomration commissoner]".
"New guidance will mean that there will be more crime mapping: a paper published by the Cabinet Office ... notes ... that 'Police forces are due to provide standardised local information on crime, starting from Summer 2008 ...'"
"Ah yes, the fear of knowing too much. Why don’t we just buy houses without ever seeing them? Why do we bother getting them surveyed? If house prices are affected, might it not also push up prices in places that don’t have crime?"
Chris Vallance talks to the Everyblock team about Boris Johnson's plan to introduce crime mapping to London.
A new site that compiles public record data about crime and anti-social behaviour at particular locations - for a fee. Targeted at house buyers, but would obviously be a good hyperlocal news product as well.
"Four Plymouth lawyers have launched a nationwide service that will tell you how safe and pleasant your new street is. For a fee of under £100 they will do an anti-social behaviour version of the traditional structural survey..."
Boris Johnson vowed to introduce street-level crime mapping in London "on day one". Where's our mashup dataset, Boris?
The Conservative Party is calling for UK police forces to publish online crime maps accurate to street level or even less. The lack of availability of such data has long held up crime mapping experiments in UK newsrooms...
Several examples of the crime map genre, including a Borough-level crime map of London.