Not Really Thought This Through, Have They?

September 17, 2013 5 Comments

Londoners will now be able to report crimes at the touch of a button, as a new crime-fighting smartphone app is launched by an independent charity.

Self Evident is a free app, available for Apple’s IOS and Google’s Android operating systems, allows users to report the details of a crime direct to police.

Where they’ll do…what?

Guy Dehn, Witness Confident director, said: “Self Evident makes it easy for the public to report crime, make statements and file evidence with the police simply and securely. Mobile technology is an incredibly powerful tool and this app will put that power in the public’s hands so they can help cut crime in their area.”

Will it ‘cut crime’?

Half a million calls to the police on the non-emergency 101 service went unanswered last year, Witness Confident said.


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5 Responses to Not Really Thought This Through, Have They?

  1. Furor Teutonicus
    September 17, 2013 at 11:11 am

    XX Half a million calls to the police on the non-emergency 101 service went unanswered last year, Witness Confident said.XX

    But what WERE those calls?

    “Sharron Mc Chavish has nicked me boyfriend innit!” sort of calls?

    When so, then FINALLY the civy bastards running the switchboards are doing what most of you have being asking for…. aren’t they?

    • Steve
      September 17, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      Unfortunately, Sharron Mc Chavish would never use the NON-emergency number to report such a heinous crime!

  2. microdave
    September 17, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    What does one do if your smartphone gets stolen? Is there an (automatic reporting) “App for that”?

    Actually, I know that iPhones can have a tracking feature installed, but there are many instances where people have provided the Police with ample information – locations & pictures of the “Perp” etc, yet they STILL won’t do anything…

  3. James Strong
    September 18, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Why can’t we just have more preventive policing?
    A visible police presence to deter and prevent crime is far better than an invisible ‘service’ that comes out after the crime, and then doesn’t do anything.

    • September 18, 2013 at 7:03 am

      They are actually seeking to cut what little we still have left!

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