police website lets you compare Burnham crime hot spots
in the Burnham-On-Sea area can now compare crime levels in their
neighbourhood with other areas and see how recorded crime rates
have changed over the past three years with a newly-expanded crime-mapping
launched by the Home Office in 2011, the Police crime website
here has been
upgraded this week to show instances of offences such as robbery,
burglary and violent crime, as well as anti-social behaviour (ASB).
interactive mapping site allows users to browse crime and anti-social
behaviour data on a street-by-street basis and the newly-expanded
site also includes a tool which allows visitors to compare crime
levels for a certain borough or district.
site compares crime in users' local areas with crime in other
similar areas, such as those with similar demographics, economic
and social characteristics.
To use the newly-updated site, type in a postcode or street name.
Click the map on the right-hand-side of the page, under the header
'Crime and outcomes in this area', and to view the outcomes of
these crimes, click 'Outcomes' on the left-hand-side of the page
under 'Activity in this area in'. To compare the recorded crime
rate with other areas, scroll down below the map and select the
link 'Compare crime levels in your local area with other similar
Last week, Burnahm-On-Sea.com reported here
that crime in the town had fallen 20 per cent year on year.