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Tips For Reporting Crime In Real-Time

Tips For Reporting Crime In Real-Time

Reporting crime in real-time can immediately assist the police in arresting perpetrators. It can also benefit the victim by providing evidence when they want to lay a charge. Read on to learn about tips for reporting crime in real-time.

Using the iER App to Report Crime in Real-Time

Your FREE to use iER App has a silent alert feature that allows you to report any incident without alerting your perpetrator. It enables you to communicate through the in-app chat function. This will enhance your safety while providing hassle-free communication with an iER response agent who can assist you in real-time.

If you are not in immediate danger, you can send an alert using the panic button widget or press the police alert icon directly from your trusted emergency app. A response agent will contact you immediately to assist. They will require specific valuable information for the police when they need to investigate the crime scene or pursue the perpetrator.

Information to Consider

Having all the information you need to report an incident can increase the likelihood of a better outcome for the police and any victims affected by criminal activity. This is why it’s crucial to remain vigilant in your surroundings to ensure you have all the details about what you have witnessed. Most importantly, it can provide critical evidence that can be used during an investigation.

If you witness a crime, consider the following information to help improve how you report it:

Providing Real-Time Visuals (Sending photos)

Real-time visuals such as photographs and videos can provide great value to the police when reporting a crime. It assists with a more accurate record of what happened, where and how. In most cases, photographic or video evidence can be kept to examine the crime scene later.

Providing a Physical Description of the Suspect

It’s easy to miss critical information while observing crime in real-time. However, what you witness can help arrest a suspect who fled the crime scene. A physical description of a suspect includes:

  • Race.
  • Gender.
  • Height.
  • Weight.
  • Age.
  • A distinct hairstyle or facial hair.
  • Clothing Description.
  • Voice or speech.
Remember Extra Details

Sometimes, a physical description of a suspect might not be enough for the police to apprehend the correct person. Providing more information can be valuable and make it easier to alert the public of what to be aware of. For instance, if you notice that the suspect was wearing specific items such as jewellery, it can help narrow the search.

Other things you can try to recount are the time when the incident occurred, if the suspect used any weapons or if they had any birthmarks or visible tattoos. Using essential identifiers can help the police with their investigation. Additionally, providing extra information can give the victim grounds to lay a charge against their perpetrator.

In summary, being a witness who reports a crime in real-time can be valuable. Knowing critical facts can help save a life and put criminals behind bars. Our FREE iER App makes it easy to report crime in real-time while ensuring you stay safe through the silent alert feature and panic button for immediate emergency response.

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