The study was designed to test the short term impact on web-based crime maps and policing information on public perceptions
National (England and Wales)
Adults aged 16 and over in England and Wales
Basic randomised design comparing treatment to control
A nationally representative sample of research participants were selected and assigned at random to one of the following groups: 1. The crime maps group – Participants received maps showing the recorded crime rate and the rate of recorded ASB incidents for their local area. 2. The policing information group – Participants received information about the neighbourhood policing team for their local area. 3. The combined intervention group – Participants received both the crime maps and policing information interventions. 4. The control group – Participants received no intervention.