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Crime rate comparison site unveiled

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A new online scheme will enable people to compare crime levels in their area and see mugshots of convicted local criminals.

The Home Office has created the Compare Your Area tool to help expand its crime mapping website,

The crime comparison tool is being launched ahead of the election of the first police and crime commissioners in November.

The website, the Government's most popular online site in 2011, will now also include three years of crime data, so UK property owners or prospective buyers can see how rates of offending have changed, the Home Office said.

Policing minister Damian Green said that once elected, the new police and crime commissioners would give the public a voice over how their neighbourhoods are policed, with citizens able to use Compare Your Area to inform themselves of the facts.

"The millions who have visited the website show the public's thirst for greater transparency across the whole criminal justice system," he said.

"We want to build on trailblazing work in this area by publishing mug shots of convicted criminals on the site so that residents can see what steps were taken to crack down on criminals in their neighbourhoods."

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