If you have seen, or been, the victim of crime, you should report it to the police immediately. The information you provide could help bring criminals to justice. This could protect others from becoming victims. It could prevent further crimes. The criminal justice system can only work with your help.

Use the links below if you need information or have a concern you want to report about any of the following:

Contacting the police

  • In an Emergency

In an emergency always dial 999.

If you have a speech or hearing impairment you can use Textphone (Relay UK). Users of this service will need to register their phone to use the Emergency text 999 service.

  • 18000 Emergency - Mincom/Text phone number
  • 999 Emergency - SMS/Text Number
  • In a Non-Emergency

In an non-emergency dial 101.

If you have a speech or hearing impairment you can use Textphone (Relay UK). Users of this service will need to register their phone to use the Emergency text 999 service.

A new policing app has been launched called Police.UK. You can get it on the Google Play or iOS App store. The National Police Chief’s Council’s Digital Public Contact Programme has delivered the app.

The app allows the public to:

  • report crimes and incidents
  • get support if they are victims or witnesses of crime
  • find crime prevention advice on a wide range of issues, such as burglary or vehicle crime
  • find information about who is in their local policing team
  • look at local crime information and priorities
  • see the dates of upcoming meetings in the community

Terrorism and radicalisation

If you’ve seen or heard something that could suggest a terrorist threat to the UK do not ignore it, report it.

Found illegal or harmful information, pictures of videos you’ve found on the internet?  You can make your report anonymously.

You should always call 999 or the police anti-terrorist hotline 0800 789 321 to report an immediate terrorist threat.

Where else can I report a crime?

If you want to report a crime, but wish to remain anonymous and do not want to be identified to the police, call crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.  Alternatively you can report a crime on the Crimestoppers website.

Fearless is a CrimeStoppers website where young people can give information about crime 100% anonymously.

Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experience cybercrime.

Reports submitted are passed to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and a crime reference number will be passed for your records. Action Fraud does not investigate cases and cannot advise you on the progress of a case.

You can contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or the online reporting tool.

The Child Exploitation and Online Command (CEOP) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to protect children from sexual abuse and grooming both online and offline. You can make a report on the CEOP website.

Modern Slavery is a very real threat in the UK and can affect people of any age, gender or race. However, most commonly, slavery affects people and communities who are minority, socially excluded and vulnerable to being exploited and controlled by someone else.

Types of Modern Slavery Include:

  • Forced Labour
  • Sexual Exploitation and Prostitution
  • Debt Bondage
  • Human Trafficking
  • Child Slavery
  • Forced Marriage
  • Organ harvesting

If you suspect someone is a victim of modern slavery you can call 08000 121 700 or report it on the Modern Slavery Helpline website. You can also report suspected modern slavery to Devon and Cornwall Police.