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- Intake is most often done through websites, sometimes on a national level http://www.politie.nl in the Netherlands.
- Individual UK forces, e.g. the Metropolitan Police, also use online crime reporting (https://online.met.police.uk/).
- While not trusted by all forces, communication apps, e.g. WhatsApp have been used for such purpose in the Netherlands, too.
- Also, forces issue specific emergency apps: e.g. AlertCops (ES), Fress 112 (ES), Reporty (Isr) and other Police apps, such as the national Dutch police app.
- Use of WhatsApp for (non)emergency calls/reports in the Netherlands:
- … and in India: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Jaipur-police-launch-WhatsApp-helpline-for-people/articleshow/51813427.cms
- Ushahidi, which translates to “testimony” in Swahili, was developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election violence in 2008. https://www.ushahidi.com/
- Dutch cities provide an application called Buiten Beter (http://www.buitenbeter.nl) where residents report complaints to the municipality. Notifiers receive a message on how the complaint is dealt with. http://www.rotterdam.nl/Clusters/BSD/Directie%20Veiligheid/Document%202014/Veilig010ENG.pdf