Youngsters in the capital are being given the power to pass on information about crime in the palm of their hand with the launch of a new mobile website.
The Fearless website www.fearless.org, the youth brand for independent charity Crimestoppers, can be accessed via mobile phones and gives those who have details about gun and knife crime an opportunity to give information without anyone finding out who they are. The site allows users to access an anonymous secure online form which has been optimised for mobile devices.
With approximately 4,500 gang members being responsible for 22 per cent of all crime in London, young people across the capital can give information on gangs, guns and knives without revealing their identity.
Lord Ashcroft, KCMG, Founder and Chair of Crimestoppers, said: “We want to reach out to young people, who are significant users of mobile phones, and encourage them to pass on vital information about gun and knife crime.
There may be individuals who can’t see a way out of gang culture; we want to offer them a lifeline through Fearless and help them feel safer in their own communities”.
Crimestoppers’ Communications & Digital Manager, Heather Walker said: “We will never reveal the identity of anyone who passes on information to us. Calls and IP addresses are not recorded and you will never be asked to give a statement or go to court”.