The New York-based crime fighting platform formally known as the 'Vigilante' app has expanded to San Francisco, offering everyday citizens the opportunity to make a difference within the community.
The app, now known as 'Citizen' is described as a "citizen-powered public safety web to combat the bystander effect." Essentially, through this platform, citizens can report crimes that pose public safety concerns. In cities like New York and San Francisco, citizens aren't always made aware of common crimes, like bike thefts or verbal assailants, so this app offers a more streamlined means of ensuring people are informed of the ongoings of a community.
Additionally, the app can send geographically significant crime updates, offering community members a citizen-powered approach to public safety concerns.