Website for wanted criminals crashes on first day

Crimestoppers has launched a new website that models itself on the FBI’s most wanted site. For the first time forces will be able to post details of wanted criminals on a website that can be accessed by the general public.

Dec 1, 2005
By David Howell

Crimestoppers has launched a new website that models itself on the FBI’s most wanted site. For the first time forces will be able to post details of wanted criminals on a website that can be accessed by the general public.

The Most Wanted website www.mostwanted-uk.org has been so successful that within hours of the site going live it crashed because of the number of people wanting to access its pages. The site received a reported 350,000 hits in its first day. Mick Laurie, chief executive of Crimestoppers told the Independent newspaper: “This is a major step forward for Crimestoppers – being able to use new technology to aid UK policing and help make our communities safer.” Nick Ross, presenter of the BBC’s Crimewatch programme, hailed it as the “biggest advance since the ‘Wanted’ poster”.

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