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Citizen sends instant 911 alerts directly to your phone every time a significant incident or emergency happens near you. This technology empowers you to make safe and informed decisions.

Real-time Alerts: Location-based notifications help you avoid potentially dangerous situations.

Live Video: Go live from the scene or watch an incident unfold from different angles – up to 25 people can broadcast from any incident at one time.

Incident Details: Receive continuous updates on incidents and chat with other Citizen users to follow every developing story.

What's New

Version 0.9.17

We fixed some UI issues on larger devices, made the app more stable and made it easier and faster for new users to access the Citizen network. We also built a better way for you to invite people you want to protect.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

15.7K Ratings

15.7K Ratings

Cute idea for the paranoid 2000s


In many ways this is a clever app. Nice graphics, pretty well laid out and it does notify on seemingly random events in random areas. It does this with a startling alert that isn’t configurable, so it jumps your adrenaline to the roof to let you know that 7 miles away from you a hobo yelled at someone pestering them.

Basically I leave it installed hoping they will tone it down and eventually get more granular and give better options for alerts. Let ME pick the sound, let me choose the areas I’m interested in and the “level” of attention I should give it (I.e. gang of people shooting up the neighborhood vs. a person fell on sidewalk). Maybe an alert for the area like Tsunami or nuclear warning. Or for real crime- an alert for someone kicking out tenants so they can list their home as a hotel on AirBnB.

Right now it’s a blunt tool with the associated problems of being a blunt tool. Some good crime voyeurism to be had for sure, but without much relevance to people’s day-to-day it will eventually fade away.

Specific locations


I love this app this is my second review but would like to thank you for all the updates it has been improved. There is something that would be great, it would benefit us all. The alerts for nearby incidents are helpful but would like favorite location alerts as many as we can. Would like to know alerts that I should be aware of near my children’s school, my husbands, and parents home, work area not only where I’m located. So we can pinpoint favorite locations five would be awesome or more. That way we get alerted of situations instead of us looking through map and seeing if anything alerts were on those specific areas daily. Thank you again hope we can add that to this app soon

Pretty good app

Prek grama

This app is somewhat helpful. The 2 glitches I find are: when it alerts you by sound to nearby problem, it is sometimes hard to read the details before the report disappears on phone lock screen. When you try to find the report using the app button, often it isn’t there.
The other problem is the writing which tells you when & where a previous incident was. The writing is very faint white and is almost impossible to read, especially outside in bright light.

Updated review: I still have this installed, but it really has limited value. I feel like you don’t know the area well enough— if I live in San Francisco, data from Mountain View, Berkeley and Oakland is not relevant. Maybe on a map that looks close, but it isn’t at all.


sp0n, Inc.
99.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2018 sp0n Inc.


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