We use cookies to deliver the best experience on our website. By using our website, you agree to use of cookies.  Learn more.

Government launch new digital tool to report areas of concern to local policing teams

CATEGORIES
TAGS

Share:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on whatsapp

A pilot for a new digital tool has been launched by the Government today (Thursday 2 September) which will allow members of the public to flag areas of concern anonymously on a map.

This is just one step in a national approach to tackling violence against women and girls.

The online tool, named StreetSafe, will enable members of the public to anonymously drop a pin onto a map and describe factors that caused them to feel unsafe. This could range from a whole host of reasons including public harassment to a poorly-lit walkway.

The anonymous information and data will be used by local policing teams to improve wellbeing and safety within those areas.

Changes such as installing CCTV and street lighting or introducing night-time patrols could be brought in as a result of the intelligence.

This pilot will run for the next three months and will be hosted on the national policing website police.uk.

Assistant Chief Constable Darren Downs said: “Tackling violence against women is a top priority within our force and we are working with local authorities and other agencies to create a safer environment for women within our area.

“We are encouraging people to use this new tool as it helps us to better support the community.”

Whilst this tool is an important step forward, this should not be used as an alternative for reporting crime and serious incidents.

As the information is anonymous, the police are unable to follow up with any reports through this digital platform.

To report a crime in progress, always call 999. Call 101 for non-emergencies and to report any information, or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Hull's FREE weekly newsletter

A weekly round-up of Hull news, great events and things to do.

Got something to share?

We want to share everything positive that’s going on around Hull. We have loads of great ways to share your stuff:
Click the button above or email us at events@hullwhatson.com
*Registration required
Featured Hull Events
Sat 16 Jul @ 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Sat 7 May – Thu 7 Jul
Thu 28 Jul @ 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Sun 17 Jul @ 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Places you should visit
Unmissable offers!
Available
Sat 25 Jun – Wed 31 Aug
Available
Fri 24 Jun – Wed 31 Aug
Available
Fri 24 Jun – Wed 31 Aug

Hull news, events & special offers

Every week, we send you a round up the best news, events and offers happening around Hull & East Yorkshire. Sign up for FREE now >