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Web tool shows crimes in your neighbourhood

prime7a1 February 24, 2012, 1:53 pm

Canberrans can now check what criminal activity is happening in their neighbourhood with a new web tool.

Police Minister Simon Corbell said the tool shows crime statistics by suburb and users can compare between suburbs and view crime trends over the past five years.

"It is important for the community to have access to accurate data on crime trends in a user-friendly format, and these maps make it easier to for people to understand crime trends in their area," Mr Corbell said.

"Property crime is an area of criminality that is a concern to Canberrans, and the latest report card on policing services in the Territory shows a significant downward trend.

"Over the 2010-11 financial year, motor vehicle theft is down 37 per cent, burglary down 32 per cent and robbery down 22 percent.

"This is evidence that having a single source of data can allay misconceptions and fears about crime in our community."

The crime maps also show the number of homicides, traffic and Criminal Infringement Notices, other offences against the person, other offences, road fatalities and road collisions with injuries.

To check out the web tool, click here.

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