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Hertfordshire Constabulary launch crime-fighting app
Residents across Hertfordshire will be able to report hate crime at their fingertips as the police have launched a new smartphone App.
Report It introduced by True Vision has been designed as a quick and easy way for residents to report crime directly to Hertfordshire Constabulary.
Chief Inspector Julie Wheatley, from the police said: "It is very positive news that True Vision is keeping up with the times in introducing a smart phone App to make it even easier to report hate crimes.
"Reporting hate crime is important as it gives police a better understanding of the level of hate crime across the county, raises awareness that this form of negative behaviour towards others is unacceptable and can help to stop it happening to someone else."
Chief Inspector Wheatley added hate crime is a criminal offence and can include physical assault, people swearing of making abusive remarks, spitting or insulting gestures, people doing things that frighten, intimidate or cause distress, bullying at school, college or work or having property stolen or damaged.
The crime could be based on a person’s disability, ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age, gender and nationality.
To download the app visit www.report-it.org.uk