This is one of the many cases that affect all of us everyday. I am certain this happens in many other places in the country. More than the frustration of being a victim of a crime is the anger of feeling helpless when our voice falls on deaf ears. We forget about the offenders and our anger is channelized towards the very people that swore to protect us. Now what do we do? We bite the bullet and most we do is caution our friends and family members lest something similar happens to them. We are busy citizens and we can only do so much. Even if locals know about sensitive areas in their town, what about travelers and tourists? We can caution our friends and family but who cautions them? Journalists, activists, and reporters bring many criminal cases to us through popular media. But is that the whole story? What about the many crimes that go unreported because either the authorities will not listen to us or we think twice before taking any action?
With these thoughts in our mind, we felt there was a need for a common platform where everybody could share their unfortunate incidents and everybody could exercise safety irrespective of their location, a platform which paints the real picture of crime in our cities and towns, and a platform where citizens come together to fight crime by keeping a check not only on criminal activity around them but also on the responsiveness of law enforcement agencies.