999 or 101 – which number
Report a non-emergency minor crime in minutes using one of our online reporting forms.
Only call 999 in an emergency where there is a danger to life, or a crime in progress
When to call 101
You should call 101 when it is less urgent than 999 but you need to report crime or disorder.
- Your car has been stolen
- Your property has been damaged
- You wish to report drug dealing
- To report a minor traffic accident
- To speak to the police about a general enquiry
You can also use our 101 LiveChat system to chat direct to our Contact Management team.