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UK Home Office Considers Mapping Faces of Criminals

BY Nick Judd | Monday, June 27 2011

The United Kingdom's Police.uk crime mapping website may be expanded to include photographs of offenders and more details about their offences, the BBC reported Sunday. The BBC gave a tip of the hat to the Sunday Times, which first reported the news. Here's the BBC:

Policing and Criminal Justice Minister Nick Herbert said: "We want to build on the success of the police.uk crime mapping website by adding more information about how offences are actually dealt with in the criminal justice system.

"A trailblazing project is being run by West Yorkshire police to map justice outcomes.

"We are determined to increase transparency and enable the public to hold the justice system to account."

The online crime maps for England and Wales were launched in February, and allow users to see which offences have been reported in their local streets by entering a postcode or street name.