Why safeguarding matters
You should call 101 to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response.
When should I use 101?
Use 101 to report crimes and concerns such as:
- Your car has been stolen
- Your property has been damaged
- You suspect drug use or dealing in your neighbourhood
- Give the police information about crime in your area
- Speak to the police about a general enquiry
You should always 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.