Now you can check outcomes of recorded crimes in Lincoln

The national online crime statistics map will now start recording the police outcomes of any crimes revealed.

The Police.uk map was introduced by the Home Office across the country in February last year, and allows residents to look at crime in their local area.

Results are colour coded, depending on the type of crime.

Now, not only will residents be able to view the overall crime number for an area, but the overall number of crimes that received an outcome.

In April 2012 in a central search of Lincoln (pictured), 731 crimes were reported and 557 had outcomes.

These outcomes range from an arrest to being under investigation or no further action required.

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney said: “We are all used to reading the report in the papers when a crime is committed in the area.

“But local residents don’t just want to know that a crime has been committed; we want to know what is being done about it. Was someone arrested for the crime? Did it go to court?”

You can look at the stats in your area by visiting the website and typing in your postcode or, for a wider search, city.