Reporting a Crime
There are many ways in which you can contact us, all of which are listed below.
In an emergency you should dial 999 when:
- there is a danger to life or a risk of injury being caused, such as a serious road accident or assault.
- a crime is in progress, such as a robbery, burglary or theft, and the offender is still on the scene or has only just left the area.
- the immediate attendance of police officer is necessary
You can now use a our non-emergency crime reporting form to report the following categories of crime committed in England, Wales and Northern Ireland:
- Burglary of non-domestic or commercial premises, e.g. sheds and outbuildings
- Criminal Damage
- Theft from or damage to vehicles
Please note: You should only report the above crimes via our non-emergency crime reporting form. Otherwise use our single non-emergency number 101.
Report a Hate Crime
Hate crime is any criminal offence, committed against a person or property that is motivated by the offender's hate against people because of their sex, race, religion, disability or sexual orientation. A victim of hate crime does not have to be either a member of a minority or someone who is for some reason considered vulnerable.
Further information can be found within the Hate Crime section.
Call into a Police Station
Call into a police station and speak to a member of staff on duty who will take down details of the crime. You can find details of our police stations on the home page of our website by clicking on the 'Stations' link under the map which show our force area situated in the centre of the page.
If you wish to give information about crime anonymously, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They can be contacted at any time of day or night. You don't have to give your name and you may qualify for a cash reward.