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The UK government has confirmed that a national crime reporting website is no longer in operation

Home Office minister Tom McNulty has said that the www.police.uk website is currently out of service due to low usage figures.

He was responding to a parliamentary question from Labour MP Tom Watson on 24 April 2007.

Watson asked if the Home Office had figures on how many non-emergency and hate crimes had been reported through the site. McNulty said the portal was "not well used" by the public and that few police forces used its other capabilities.

In the period between January 2006 and February 2007 totals of 52,321 non-emergency and 2,827 hate crime incidents were reported.

"The links have therefore been suspended and the Association of Chief Police Officers and the National Policing Improvement Agency are working together to find an alternative solution that recognises forces internal capability," McNulty said.

This article was originally published at Kablenet.

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