Safer Streets: Reporting Tool

Closes 31 Mar 2025

Opened 20 Nov 2023


Is it an emergency?

Does it feel like the situation could get heated or violent very soon? Is someone in immediate danger? Do you need support right away? If so, please call 999 now.

This is a service that allows you to report safety concerns in public places without giving us your name (anonymously). This includes issues like poorly lit streets, abandoned buildings, or vandalism, as well as instances where you feel unsafe due to someone following or verbally abusing you.

Please note: Safer Streets is not for reporting crimes or emergencies. If you witness a crime or emergency, please call the police on 101 (or 999 in an emergency) or report a crime online. If you're unsure whether something is a crime or not, read our advice.

Examples of situations that should be reported to us here include a poorly lit alleyway that makes you feel unsafe or a park with broken equipment that poses a safety hazard. 

Your privacy and consent

Your response is anonymous and you will not be identified through the information you provide unless you choose to identify yourself in your responses. Any data that identifies you will be removed and not stored. 

At the end of the survey, we ask for personal details to ensure we receive a comprehensive range of responses. Please note that you do not have to answer these questions.

By completing this survey, you agree to Police Scotland using your anonymised data for analysis and reporting that will improve the service we provide.

Police Scotland is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We have robust procedures in place to ensure that any data that you provide is processed and stored securely. We will never pass any data that identifies you on to any third parties without your express consent. We also meet the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 (General Data Protection Regulation or 'GDPR').

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