Online Tool Available For Women & Girls To Flag Unsafe Areas To Police
By Rugby Lib Dems
A new online tool to allow people to flag places where they have felt unsafe has been launched by the Government with support from the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC).
Hosted on the national policing website police.uk and aimed primarily at women and girls, the tool, named StreetSafe, will enable members of the public to anonymously drop a pin onto a map and describe factors that caused them concern, including behavioural or environmental reasons why they felt unsafe.
These could range from a poorly lit walkway to instances of public harassment and will mean concerns can be raised with police and partners, whether a crime has been committed or not.
The information will be used alongside other key data by policing in partnership with stakeholders, to deliver improved wellbeing and safety for communities.
Changes and improvements could range from installing CCTV and street lighting across a park or common, to introducing night-time patrols led by officers or members of the local community, such as Neighbourhood Watch groups.
Information shared on StreetSafe will be used alongside other key data by policing in partnership with stakeholders, to deliver improved wellbeing and safety for communities. If there are areas of concern near you, let the Police know via: https://www.police.uk/pu/notices/streetsafe/street-safe/
Reports on StreetSafe could lead to changes and improvements in your neighbourhood. Share any concerning areas via https://www.police.uk/pu/notices/streetsafe/street-safe/
StreetSafe is a place where you can anonymously tell the police about public places you've felt or feel unsafe in because of environmental concerns or because of behaviours like being followed or verbally abused. https://www.police.uk/pu/notices/streetsafe/street-safe/