West Mercia is a low crime area and we are working hard to ensure that it continues to be a safe place.
You find out more information about crime and anti-social behaviour in your area by visitng www.police.uk, the latest development of the government’s crime mapper initiative, giving the public greater access to local crime information across England and Wales.
The site shows crime from the past month in a number og categories as dots on a street map. The dots, known as ‘snap points’, are fixed at neutral locations and crimes and incidents will be mapped to their nearest snap point, though this may not be the precise location of the incident - to protect victims' privacy, locations are approximate.
On the site, users will also be able to access details of their local policing team and forthcoming neighbourbood meetings and events with information pulled from the West Mercia Police website. Information about police resources, quality of service and workforce numbers is also provided by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) via the site.
Owned and operated by the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), the site aims to support the government’s transparency agenda and make the police service more accountable to local communities.
All crimes are expected to be shown on the web-site but grouped into categories to protect people’s privacy and ensure more sensitive crimes are not attributed to a particular area.
The crime categories are:
- antisocial behaviour
- vehicle crime
- violent crime
- public disorder
- criminal damage and arson
- other theft
- other crime
Using a simple post code search, members of the public can access an overview of crime in their neighbourhood and then zoom into street level crime.
Other Performance Information
In addition to local crime statistics, West Mercia Police publishes a range of other force-level crime statistics.
Visit our ' What our priorities are and how we are doing ' section to find out more.