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Safer Hampshire neighbourhoods supported by MapInfo.

Pitney Bowes MapInfo : 11 June, 2007  (New Product)
MapInfo plays role in neighbourhood profiling operation performed by Hampshire police in efforts to reduce crime and address public safety concerns.
MapInfo announces the successful completion of its newly awarded contract with Hampshire Constabulary to
create neighbourhood profiles for the 144 neighbourhoods in the Hampshire area.

Neighbourhood profiling plays a critical role in the police authorities'
requirement to deliver a framework to measure and manage the performance
of local agencies as a key government objective. In recognition of the
imperative of this directive and the valuable operational resource it
would provide, Hampshire Constabulary engaged MapInfo in March 2007 to
create individual reports and maps for each of their 144 neighbourhoods,
with a focus on demographic variables and map information.

Hampshire Constabulary has the responsibility for policing the central
southern area of England, covering the large urban communities of
Southampton, Portsmouth and Basingstoke and wider rural and coastal
communities, including the New Forest and the Isle of Wight.
Neighbourhood profiles create reference information which can be used to
formulate plans to address specific issues, to target resources and to
measure the effect of crime reduction initiatives within individual

MapInfo location intelligence services were selected in favour of CACI
and Experian to deliver key neighbourhood data in a single, consistent
format that was easy to share with local agencies and provided key
statistics on local neighbourhoods to support policy and planning

The demographic data variables were selected from the 2001 census - more
comprehensive lifestyle data was not required, and included: age,
employment status, household tenure/type, religion, ethnicity and
marital status. These statistics were supported by maps representing
background context data (e.g. roads, rivers, settlements etc.) overlaid
with labelled neighbourhood boundaries and other data.

Within 2 weeks, the deliverables were provided in electronic format for
printing and distribution by Hampshire Constabulary and the many local
agencies in the area.

'Hampshire Constabulary is very pleased with MapInfo's approach and
expertise in this field,' says Patrick Holdaway, Inspector - Citizen
Focus, Community Safety Dept, Hampshire Constabulary.

'Their inherent understanding of analytics, visualisation and the need
for ease of use, combined to deliver the exact solution we were looking
for. This capability will make a significant impact on our crime
reduction planning and swifter inroads toward safer neighbourhoods in

'Working with Hampshire Constabulary on this project has been hugely
rewarding,' says Andy Thompson, Director of Analytical Services, MapInfo

'Delivering our analytical services has been a natural extension to our
existing relationship with Hampshire Constabulary, reinforcing our
position as a trusted supplier.

'They are a highly progressive operation, swift to see efficiency
opportunities and keen to adopt new technology solutions. We look
forward with interest to reports on real, tangible benefits to the whole
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