If there is a crime problem in your area, the Self Evident app can help by letting you record evidence & report to the police.
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Self Evident is a convenient and effective way for people to engage with the police and help reduce crime. With over 16,000 registered users already and in successful use every day, it is what you have been waiting for. Get yours now.
The app gives you confidence and makes it easy for you to
- safely store photo and video evidence of the crime,
- record a reliable statement,
- validate the evidence you have captured
- file a crime report with the police from your smartphone.
The app now has extra features for repeat and vulnerable victims and for hate crime. These enhancements have been brought to you by The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime in London and the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner. Launching the new build, Boris Johnson welcomed Self Evident as it "will help increase reporting even further, boosting confidence, reducing repeat offences and helping victims get the support they need".
You can also use the app to send evidence you have recorded on a camera, CCTV, dashcam or phone. Read more...
Watch the BBC News report on the app to see how Self Evident makes reporting crime less daunting.
How are app reports handled in my area?
When you tap Send on the app, an email link to your crime report is sent automatically to the right police team in England & Wales. Click here to find out more about how the police will respond to your report.
View your report in your online account
After sending a report from your phone, you can view and manage it online in your private account, track when the police access it and give confidential feedback on their response.
The image below shows a Self Evident report of a burglary with validated evidence. This is how reports and evidence appear in your account.
The app is a simple, secure and smart way for victims and witnesses to make a report and help the police to cut crime, whether it's anti-social behaviour, burglary, car crime, child abuse, criminal damage, domestic violence, forgery, fraud, harassment, hate crime, mugging, police misconduct or complaints, rape,robbery, sex crime, stalking, street violence, terrorism or theft.
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