There is now a new Police telephone number to help you report crime locally. 101 is the number to call when you want to contact your local Police – when it’s less urgent than a 999 call. 101 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
101 has been introduced as part of the government’s wider work to improve access tot he Police, ease pressure on 999, and help to efficiently and effectively tackle crime and disorder.
Examples of when to call 101 include:
- Your car has been stolen
- Your property has been damaged
- You suspect drug use or dealing in your neighbourhood
- Reporting a minor traffic collision
You should continue to call 999 when it is an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened. To contact the Police for any other reason, call 101.
Calls to 101, from both landlines and mobiles, cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day you call, or how long you are on the phone.