Crowdsourced Mugging Map Helps Keep UK Residents Safe

Crowdsourced Mugging Map Helps Keep UK Residents Safe
technology

New site puts street violence on a Google map to alert communities, appeal for witnesses and thank those who helped.

Emma Hutchings
  • 24 february 2012

A new UK site puts muggings and street violence onto crowdsourced maps, creating a P2P information exchange that can inform decisions about personal safety. Created by nonprofit organization Witness Confident, StreetViolence.org launched this week initially for the capital city London. Information about the crimes is collated in one place allowing victims to alert the community, appeal for witnesses and thank passers-by who helped. Witnesses can give the police information about what they saw and the general public can use the site to see how safe the streets are.

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