Salford addresses crime-prevention and detection

Salford Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership is reaping the
benefits, while criminals pay the price, of a multi-award-winning
crime-prevention project. Using state-of-the-art technology and
up-to-date information, the system has already resulted in a reduction
in crime rates and a reduction in the fear of crime. The project has
the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) – the definitive land
and property database for the whole of England and Wales – at its heart.

Sep 16, 2010
By Paul Jacques
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Salford Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership is reaping the benefits, while criminals pay the price, of a multi-award-winning crime-prevention project. Using state-of-the-art technology and up-to-date information, the system has already resulted in a reduction in crime rates and a reduction in the fear of crime. The project has the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) – the definitive land and property database for the whole of England and Wales – at its heart.

“What we needed was a map-based solution with an incident pinpointing tool that enabled us to quickly and accurately locate an incident, identify possible high quality CCTV coverage and the means to request coverage from any camera owner,” commented Paul Coward, corporate geographic information systems (GIS) consultant at Salford City Council.

As part of the project, Salford developed an online service, accessible via the council’s public-facing website, which enabled visitors to identify and record CCTV camera locations on a map before adding contact and camera information.

“The NLPG is in effect the glue that holds the whole thing together, enabling us to accurately locate an incident, identify cameras in the vicinity and secure footage for crime detection. The system has also led to better liaison between partner organisations and agencies, resulting in proactive monitoring and increased use of existing resources for applications such as emergency planning, insurance claim investigation and targeting benefit fraud.”

Salford City Council was recognised for its innovation and performance by winning the 2009 ‘National Land and Property Gazetteer’ Exemplar Award for Most Innovative Use. Salford CCTV GIS was also awarded the 2008 prize for ‘CCTV Innovation and Management’ by the CCTV Users Forum.

The NLPG is a joint venture between all local authorities in England and Wales, the Local Government Information House, part of the Local Government Group and Intelligent Addressing Ltd.

Intelligent Addressing is an information management specialist and data provider, focusing on land and property data, particularly addresses. As well as being the joint venture partner with local government in the development of the NLPG, Intelligent Addressing also manages the national datasets for local government, the NLPG and the National Street Gazetteer (NSG).
Richard Duffield, Emergency Services Consultant

Intelligent Addressing, Ivybridge House, 1 Adam Street, London, WC2N 6DD
Email: rduffield@intelligent-addressing.co.uk
Tel: 020 7747 3500

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