New Street Safe Tool
The Home Office has launched a new online tool named StreetSafe to enable people, particularly women and girls, to help keep them safe on the streets.
The tool, which can be found at www.police.uk/streetsafe enables ALL individuals to anonymously tell us about public locations where you have felt or feel unsafe and to identify the features that made you feel unsafe.
Features that could be reported using this service include environmental issues such as poor street lighting, vandalism and abandoned areas/buildings or if this is due to behaviours from other people; for example, being followed or verbally abused.
Police will then be able to use the logged information to work with partners to make improvements to unsafe areas, which could include responses such as increased street-lighting or extra patrols from police officers. The data collected through Street Safe will be completely anonymous and focuses on tackling the factors of particular locations that make people feel unsafe, therefore improving wellbeing and safety for communities.
Please note: 'StreetSafe' is not for reporting crime or incidents.
Is It An Emergency?
Does it feel like the situation could get heated or violent very soon? Is someone in immediate danger? Do you need support right away? If so, please call 999 now.
If you have a hearing or speech impairment, use our textphone service 18000 or text us on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.
If something has happened to you or someone you know (including in public spaces or online) you can call us on 101 or report the incident on-line.