Something U.S. law enforcement should consider:

Police launch online neighbourhood crime maps | UK news |

Crime maps detailing the number of offences committed in every neighbourhood have been published online by all 43 police forces in England and Wales, the Home Office said today.

The colour-coded maps show the levels of burglary, car crime, robbery and other offences, and include charts showing whether crime is rising or falling.

The project is part of the government’s attempts to “empower” residents and give local communities more influence over police priorities.