Flare Report is a new app for Apple and Android devices that is to help make the streets of Northamptonshire be and feel safer for women and girls.
The Flare Report App allows women to report, anonymously and quickly, any incidents or behaviour that make them feel unsafe when they are out and about in Northamptonshire.
Police will collate and analyse the reports made, so that problem areas can be identified and action taken to improve those areas where people feel unsafe.
Flare is free to download and can be installed on any mobile device.
Women and girls can use it to report incidents and behaviour that are inappropriate and make them feel unsafe, such as cat calling, comments or touching, street harassment or other threatening behaviour. Crimes can be reported on Flare Report but not if they need an immediate police response.
Flare is not for reporting crimes in progress.
Police will check reports every day to make sure that nothing that needs an urgent response has been submitted.
Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold has brought the app to the county with the hope that reports made on Flare will help to build a clearer picture of where incidents are happening and give women the confidence to report things that might otherwise go unreported.