A new web app ZeroCrime has been launched recently with an urge to fight crime using technology and crowdsourcing. It is an online application that allows citizens to report and view criminal activity near them.
It is actually a map based app where users can file unofficial crime reports and can also view criminal activity filed by other users. Through this app users can view high risk zones highlighted around any locality of any city of India only. Also one can get location-based safety alerts on your smartphones.
The filed report is put on a map for Zerocrime users to read. In the future, Zerocrime readers will be able to see a heat map of high-risk zones and location-based safety alerts will be pushed on to the user’s smartphones through the Zerocrime mobile application.
The aim of Zerocrime is to empower users with the knowledge of criminal activity around them. This initiative will help citizens and travelers get aware of high-risk zones near them. The company behind the app also plan to partner with NGOs and law enforcement agencies to share key crime-related insights with them. The app claims this initiative will help decrease crime and help the user indirectly.
Zerocrime is Delhi based startup and was started by three young professionals who were tired of the increasing criminal activity around them. It is a simple initiative that makes us and fellow-citizens aware of our surroundings.