Website keeps property crime victims in the picture
Victims of property crimes now have a way to check the status of their investigation, no matter where they are in the world.
The Check my Crime website was launched last week by the WA Police and the State Government. Anyone who has been a victim of theft or damage-related crime can use the website to track where the investigation is at, provide a point of call to the police officer handling the investigation and provide information for insurance purposes.
South West Acting Supt Kim Hutchinson said he welcomed the launch of the website because it provided another avenue to find out information about crime.
“It also serves as a constant reminder of the importance of each and every investigation,” he said.
Only the crime victim or someone with the relevant incident number and surname can access investigation information.
The website was created within WA Police during its exploration into way to provide a better user interface for victims of crime.
“Some people may feel more comfortable looking at a computer screen, rather than coming in for face-to-face interaction,” Acting Supt Hutchinson said.
“It’s also a boon for people who are not physically able to come into a police station.”
The website is checkmycrime.police.wa.gov.au.
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