Everyone remembers the crime map of SimCity in the early days of this game. I don’t know if this feature still exists but the British Governement is offering a real life service copying it.
and you can get the crime rate evolution:
If you plan to move in a different city you can check before hand the safety of the place before signing with your landlord or buying a new property. Can you imagine a mobile application showing you the crime rate of where you stand in real time?
I’m bewildered by the degree of openness of the British Police and government, as in many other democratic countries these statistics are kept, if not secret, well hidden.