AFP: The government on Tuesday launched a new crime mapping website for England and Wales, giving residents information on offences in their neighbourhood and exposing areas where crime has brought misery.
The website which was such a hit it crashed under the weight of users, is intended to give people the data needed to hold the local constabulary to account and let people track how crime is being tackled in their area.
The data covers the previous month, giving the approximate location of incidents reported to the police.
The site revealed that the most crime-ridden neighbourhood last month centred on Glovers Court in Preston, northwest England.
To access the information click here and type in your postcode