Click on the image above to go straight to the new community safety map for Milton Keynes. Related link: Community safety mapping for Buckinghamshire
1 March 2010
An innovative online community safety mapping website has been launched today by SaferMK, the group of local organisations and authorities who work with the community to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and fear of crime in Milton Keynes.
Using data provided by Thames Valley Police, Milton Keynes Council and Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, it provides a comprehensive statistical breakdown of crime and anti-social behaviour for every estate, town or village in Milton Keynes.
Visitors to the website, created by Milton Keynes-based company Zubed, can either type in their postcode or click on their estate to see crime and anti-social behaviour statistics relevant to their community.
The website, at www.safermk.com, allows the public to view 27 different categories of crime and anti-social behaviour data within their neighbourhood and estate. These include burglary, robbery, rowdy and inconsiderate behaviour and deliberate firesetting.
SaferMK manager Richard Solly said: “By providing these 27 categories, SaferMK is offering the public a clear depiction of crime and anti-social behaviour data.
“Other similar sites have combined different levels of crime ranging from minor to very serious crime under one banner, which can lead to confusion.
“By breaking the categories down, this information is put into perspective. Through visiting www.safermk.com the public will also be able to access advice on being safe and reducing the chances of becoming a victim of crime.”
There are already plans to expand the service by providing data from other partners such as the NHS. The website will be updated monthly to provide data from the previous month.
SaferMK's key partners are Milton Keynes Council, Thames Valley Police, Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service and Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust.The other organisations it represents include town and parish councils, substance misuse services, Thames Valley Probation Service, Age Concern, Milton Keynes Youth Offending Team, Milton Keynes Racial Equality Council, Victim Support, Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce, the Open University, the Safety Centre and Milton Keynes College.