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BAD DATE LINE:  1-888-818-4808

 

 Bad Date Line

About the Bad Date Line

Anonymous Reporting Program

Working in the sex trade makes you a vulnerable target and predators count on the fact you are not likely to report any crimes against you.

 The Bad Date Line is used to help identify and track serial and predatory offenders

 WHAT IS IT?

Working in the sex trade can be dangerous. When Dates go wrong, you may not feel like you can report it, or even want to talk to the police. Anonymous and free, the Bad Date Line gives you an opportunity to report major offences like sexual and physical assault without revealing your identity.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Whether you work in the sex trade on the street, at home, in a club, massage parlour, or are a street person or homeless, you can use the Bad Date Line.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

By calling the toll free number, 1-888-818-4808, you will be prompted to leave a message on an answering machine regarding the following: details of the assault along with as much offender description possible (i.e. name if known), physical descriptors, tattoos, ethnicity etc.; vehicle description, license plate number, color, make and model; city, location; and date of offence.

WHY?

Information gathered could be the missing link needed in identifying a serial predator. Working in the sex trade makes you a vulnerable target, and they count on the fact you are not likely to report any crimes against you. The information you give will be tracked on a database maintained within the Niagara Regional Police Service, Investigative Analysis Unit. The Bad Date Line does not subscribe to caller ID and no attempts will be made to identify callers. 

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 Bad Date Line Pamphlet

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