|Police performance details go on-line
People in Greater Manchester can now find out how their police are performing at the touch of a button.
GMP has launched a facility that provides key crime details and performance information on its website at www.gmp.police.uk. It is the first phase of a process that will see up-to-the-minute information for local communities made accessible through the Internet.
And as the Home Office publishes the Quarterly Crime update figures up to September 2004, the GMP website has performance information up to December 2004.
Chief Constable Michael Todd said: "We have taken tremendous steps to open up GMP, and I want people to be able to use the details to question us about our performance.
"It is important that we ensure we are accountable for everything we do, and this information will show the results of our work to fight crime and protect people."
The rolling 12-month figures to December 2004 show:
- 34,612 fewer victims of crime, which is a 9.3 per cent reduction
- 10,391 fewer victims of domestic burglary, which is a 25.9 per cent reduction
- 1,419 fewer victims of robbery, which is a 15 per cent reduction
The website also has figures for vehicle crime as well as details of the numbers of police officers and police staff both across the Force and based on Divisions.
The Home Office report published today shows that nationally the number of crimes recorded by the police fell by six per cent between July and September 2004 when compared to the previous year.
To access the GMP performance information log onto the website at www.gmp.police.uk and click on the Hot Topic of GMP Performance Statistics.