Police only advertises Crimestoppers for Anonymous crime reporting instead of seeking more service provision from localised providers.
It’s a bit like having only one hospital for all the sick in Britain. Britain has a population of over 64 Million, yet only one anonymous crime reporting service among constant complaints by the police that there is concerning under-reporting for crimes.
Neighbourhood Watch is notoriously under-developed and growing Neighbourhood Watch groups would increase conscience and ability to repel crime, especially the scams and App led type.
Whilst I already often moaned about the normalisation of crime in some BBC programs like East Enders and now Time, I definitely miss an effort by the police themselves to help grow an army of local reporting networks.
Just imagine, that if only 1 % of the population wanted to report crime anonymously, the one service in Britain could never cope.
What we need is that every Neighbourhood Watch Association provides local crime reporting services for those who do want to provide information without getting involved.
In Tower Hamlets, we are leading the way.