London: Now, victims of street crime in London will be able to report attacks online. A website, Streetviolence, allows those who have suffered robbery and other crimes to post witness appeals and warn the local community by pinpointing the crime on the website, based-on Google Maps.
The website has been launched by a charity, Witness Confident. This project aims at galvanising people to become more involved to keep communities safe by providing accurate information about the circumstances of an incident.
The website guarantees a secure, private channel of communication between victims or witnesses and the police. It also allows people to contact the police at any time from the convenience of their home or workplace.
Witness Confident will operate the service across London free of charge for a year.
Source: Channel 4 News