Report a Crime
If you are a victim of crime or if you witness a crime it is
important to report it.
Did you know you can do this by phone, in person or online?
To call the police by phone, dial 999 in an
emergency or 0845 456 4567 in a non-emergency.
To report a crime to an officer, you can go to your
local police station or Police Information Point. Details of
where these are located can be found on the main
You can also report non-emergency
crime online. This should not be used in an emergency.
If you have some information about something or someone and you
think the police should know but you do not want to give your name,
you can ring Crimestoppers.
Crimestoppers is an independent charity helping to find
criminals and help solve crimes.
When you call Crimestoppers:
• You do not have to give your name or any personal details to
the staff at Crimestoppers
• Your call will not be traced or recorded
• You will not have to give a statement
• You will not have to go to court
• The telephone call is free
• The only person who will know you gave the information to
Crimestoppers is you.
If your information leads to someone being arrested and charged
for an offence you may even be eligible for a reward of up to
Crimestopper's reward system is also organized so that no one
will know your identity if you get a reward.