All of us at some time in our lives will, unfortunately, be affected by crime, either as victims or as witnesses. Whether you are someone who wants to report a crime, are a victim, or want advice on crime prevention, these pages will provide you with information and advice on a range of areas.
In an emergency always dial 999!
Reporting a Non-emergency Crime
Call 101 the Police non-emergency number if:
- a crime has already happened
- you want to give information about a crime
- you want to speak to your local officer
Try to give as much information as possible as well as full details of how you can be contacted.
Safer Communities Torbay
Torbay Council is dedicated to making Torbay a better place to work and live and the reduction of crime and disorder in Torbay is now the responsibility of a dedicated team who work closely with a wide variety of individuals, community groups, businesses and organisations across the bay.
The Safer Communities partnership is made up of:
- Torbay Council
- Devon and Cornwall Police
- Torbay Care Trust
- Torbay Youth Offending Service
- Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
The partnership are involved in a number of issues which cover:
- Promoting a sense of community
- Domestic Abuse
- Young People
- Vehicle Crime
- Designing Out Crime
- Homophobia / Transphobia
For more information on the partnership and the initiatives listed above visit Safer Communities Torbay .
Our Street Wardens look after specific communities within Torbay and patrol their neighbourhood, meeting residents or organising projects. They offer a visible presence in the streets they patrol and help maintain public reassurance.
There are steps you can take yourself to try to prevent crime:
- Home Safety
- Personal Safety
- Retail and Business
- Vehicle Crime
Visit the Crime Reduction website for further information and advice.
Victims of Crime
Being a victim of crime can be a very traumatic experience - you may feel you need support to help you cope with the effect the crime has had on you. Victim Support is an independent national charity that offers advice and support to Victims of Crime, whether you have reported the incident or not.
Domestic Violence can happen in any relationship, whether you are a man, woman or child and whether the relationship is heterosexual, gay/lesbian, or child/parent. If you, or someone you know, is a victim of domestic violence, the following link will provide you with information, help and support.
Discrimination and Racial Abuse
Discrimination or abuse is when someone is treated worse than another person would be in the same situation for reasons of colour, race, ethnicity, age, disability or nationality.
These following websites will provide you with advice, guidance and support on how to deal with this kind of abuse.
- Age Positive
- Equality and Human Rights Commission
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: 01803 841274