Report or give information about a crime, incident or missing person.
In an emergency, always call 999.
You can call us on 101 for all enquiries and to report non-urgent crimes. Calls cost 15p regardless of how long the call lasts, and it is free to call from a public telephone. Learn more about the service on Police.uk.
Always call 999 in an emergency, for example:
- an incident is happening now
- life is at immediate risk
- a suspect is on scene
If you are deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech impaired we have accessible contact methods available for you. You can also register for our Direct Access Line if you would experience problems using the telephone to contact us.
We're experiencing technical difficulties and it is not currently possible to report an incident online. We are working with the supplier to fix this, and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
We have heavily invested in a new online crime recording service which we hope will be available in 2018.
Before reporting a crime
So that we can deal with your report as quickly as possible, it is important to consider the following information and have it ready to provide to us:
- the date and time the crime happened
- the location, such as address or road name along with the town or city
- a description of any people involved
- the details of any witnesses or suspects
- if you think there is any additional evidence such as forensic evidence or mobile phone footage. If you think there is CCTV, tell us about it and we will make further enquiries on your behalf.