If you feel unsafe in a certain area of your community, Derbyshire Police want you to report it.
A new online tool enabling people to pinpoint public spaces where they feel most at risk of crime has been launched by the Home Office.
As part of the 16 Days of action against domestic abuse we are promoting StreetSafe, which was launched as part of the Government’s strategy to tackle violence against women and girls.
Residents are invited to map specific locations that have made them feel unsafe and explain why – regardless of whether a crime has occurred.
Reports will then be looked at and sent to the agency which is based placed to deal with each issue, for example badly lit areas would be passed to the local authority for the attention of their street lighting team.
Please note you should still use the usual methods to report a crime to us, but use StreetSafe to tell us how an area’s safety could be improved.
The data will be collected to enable Police and Crime Commissioners to prioritise resources, commission the right services to make people safer (and feel safer) and undertake effective partnership work to combat risk in the future.
Effective policing relies on intelligence from the public to help plan and prioritise resources and we urge people to tell us where and why they feel unsafe.
Chief Constable Rachel Swann said: “As national gender lead, the safety of women and girls is of high priority to me and to Derbyshire Constabulary.
“Street Safe will help to inform us where women and girls feel unsafe and why. We can then use this information to work in partnership with other agencies to identify problem areas and utilise local knowledge to tackle issues and improve public spaces.”
To pinpoint the locations that make you feel unsafe, visit: https://www.derbyshire.police.uk/notices/street-safe/street-safe/