The UK Government and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) have launched a three-month pilot of a new online tool that allows members of the public to anonymously flag areas where they feel unsafe.
The tool, called StreetSafe, allows members of the public to drop a pin onto a map and describe factors that have caused them concern, such as poorly-lit walkways or instances or harassment. StreetSafe also allows concerns to be raised with police, irrespective of whether a crime has been committed.
The information will then be used to improve wellbeing and safety for communities, such as installing CCTV and street lighting. The pilot will run for three months and is part of the Government’s violence against women and girls strategy.
To find out more about StreetSafe, visit the Police.uk website.