Report a crime
There can be many barriers that deter people from reporting crime, many of which are hard for the police to tackle alone. The decision not to report a crime is often founded on a complex mix of individuals, emotions, perceptions and expectations.
In an emergency, always dial 999 - if a crime is happening now, or if anyone is in immediate danger.
If it's not an emergency, contact the nearest police station or report the incident or a crime that has already happened to the Police non-emergency 101 reporting line. Calls to 101 from landlines and mobiles cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day you call or how long your call lasts.
If you don't need an urgent response, you can now report a crime online. Details will then be forwarded to the local police.
Other useful reporting links
Hate crimes: Information about hate crime and how to report it.
Anti-social behaviour: Information about how to report anti-social behaviour.