RTE’s Crimestoppers app allows people to report crimes anonymously.
Crimestop’s service is designed to keep crime statistics updated.
The app allows users to report offences to Crimestopps.com, provide a picture of the person or item they are concerned about and submit the crime to the app.
Crime statistics from Crimestops.com are then available for users to download and use.
RTE has also been providing free crime reports since December 2017.
Crimstoppers has also recently been making public information about the rise in crime in the state.
Rtasco’s crime data provides information on crimes committed by adults aged 18 and over, children under the age of 14 and people with mental health problems.
Source: RTE crime statistics, RTE The app is designed so that people can submit their information to Crimstopps and be provided with the same access as other users.
Users can submit information by phone, email, postcard, text message, social media, text messaging and the internet.
The RtASco website has information on how to submit a report.
Crime data is collected from the RtSS and RtB databases and RTE is also working with RtBS to improve their data collection practices.
RTSA chief executive Michael Murphy said the app will enable people to give the police more information about crime and improve their reporting.
“It’s a great opportunity for the police to use this service to provide information to the public about the rising crime,” Mr Murphy said.
“I think it’s very important that people understand that they have an opportunity to contribute to the prevention of crime and I think the data will be a great resource for them.”
RtAsco’s new website is designed for people to make submissions anonymously.
It has been designed to assist police to provide more detailed crime data.
“As we have seen, crime statistics do go up over time,” RtA chief information officer and crime statistician Professor Anthony Ritchie said.
”There are a number of ways in which the police can use this information and the RTSS database is a great place to start.
“It is a fantastic resource for the public and I hope that people will be able to use it to help inform the policing of our communities.”
He said RTSB had already developed a Crime Alert Service that could provide information about violent crime and the rise of organised crime.
Crime alerts are available on RTSBS and the Crime Information Centre’s website.
“The data we collect is anonymised and it is completely transparent,” Professor Ritchie added.
“Our aim is to provide the public with the latest information about local crime and organised crime.”
RTS has also launched its own Crime Alert app for smartphones.
The Crime Alert service is for people aged 18 years and over.
The service can be accessed from the Crime Alert portal on the RtsS website.
RTASCO has also started collecting information from the Criminal Record Office’s Crime Survey.
Criminologist and criminologist Michael Coyle said this information was particularly valuable for RtSA and RTA as it could be used to understand trends in crime and to identify trends in violent crime.
RTA Chief Executive Michael McEvoy said the new data would also provide the police with a useful way to compare and contrast the numbers of crimes that occurred in the State and that could help them to identify areas where they could increase their efforts.
“This data will help us to better understand the trends in criminal offending in our community and what the trends are in the other areas that we have in the community,” he said.
RtsA’s new Crime Alert services will provide a valuable tool to improve the accuracy of the State’s crime statistics.
“We are looking forward to working with the RTA to make these services available to our community,” Professor Coyle added.
RTO’s Crime Commissioner, Dr Ian Dannatt, said the RTE Crime Alert site and app was an important step in the RTO crime strategy.
“Crime statistics are a vital source of information that can be used by police, social services and the public,” Dr Dannart said.
“We are very proud of the work that RTE and RTS have done to improve crime statistics and we have taken this information into account in all our crime management initiatives and initiatives to prevent crime.”