Whether you are a victim or witness, the Self Evident app is the smart way to report crime and provide evidence to the police.
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Self Evident is a convenient and effective way for the public to engage with the police and help reduce crime.
The app puts you in control by letting you
- secure legally sound evidence of the crime,
- record a reliable statement,
- validate the evidence for an insurance or compensation claim, and
- file a crime report with the police from your smartphone.
The image below shows a Self Evident report about a burglary with validated evidence.
Works automatically in England & Wales
More and more forces are recognising the value of the app as a practical way for the public to engage with them and help reduce crime. Reports sent via the app are now handled centrally at Police HQ in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Dyfed-Powys, Essex, Gloucestershire, Gwent, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Merseyside, Metropolitan Police (London), Greater Manchester, Norfolk, Northumbria, North Wales, North Yorkshire, South Wales, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Sussex, Thames Valley (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire), Warwickshire and West Mercia (Herefordshire, Shropshire & Worcestershire). In the remaining areas of England & Wales, reports are sent automatically via the local police team.
To read more on how the app can help cut crime and refresh the justice system, click here.
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.