View crime in your area with

Whether you’re planning on buying a new property and want to suss out the area, or you are just interested in knowing more about your street, a quick postcode search on the crime map is the easiest way see what’s going on around you.

The website allows anyone in the UK to search for information on crime in their area simply by entering a street name or postcode. The interactive maps online pinpoint streets where reported crimes have taken place, but not specific properties, in order to protect victims from being identified.

Crime information is broken down into six categories – burglary, robbery, vehicle crime, violence, other crime and anti-social behaviour, with sex crimes and  theft and shoplifting being in the ‘other’ category, again to help protect victims.

Users can also see whether their location has a higher than average crime level and compare it to other places across the country, and see whether crime has risen or fallen over the years.

Local police appeals and details of police community meetings are published alongside the maps.

See crime in my area.