Report a Crime

Call 999 and ask for the police if you are reporting a crime that is in progress or if someone is in immediate danger.

If you’ve been a victim of crime, you’ll need to decide whether you want to tell the police. 

If you do decide to report a crime to the police then you’ll automatically be put in touch with your local Victim Support – the London Victim and Witness Service. We’ll give you information, advice and support whether or not you decide to involve the police.

Non-emergency

If it’s not an emergency, please don’t call 999. This doesn’t mean the crime is not important – it just helps the police to make the best use of their resources. Many police forces use the 101 non-emergency number, so you can call that number and they will transfer you to your local police force.
You can go to your local police station and report the crime there. You can find the address and telephone number in the local telephone directory or online. 

Silent Solution (emergency help if you can't talk)

For anyone who needs to call but finds themselves unable to talk for whatever reason, you can use the 'Silent Solution'. Just dial 999, listen to the instructions from the operator, respond by coughing or tapping the handset if you can, or if prompted press 55 on your keypad to let the operator know it's an emergency.

Metropolitan Police

If you’ve witnessed or been the victim of crime and the incident has taken place outside of the City of London Square Mile you can report it to the Metropolitan Police

City of London Police

If you’ve witnessed or been the victim of crime and the incident has taken place in the City of London Square Mile you can report it to the City of London Police.

British Transport Police

If you’ve witnessed or been the victim of crime on the National Rail, London Underground, TfL Rail, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway or Croydon Tramlink you can report it to the British Transport Police.

Action Fraud

You can report a fraud via Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre.

Crimestoppers

Contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you want to remain anonymous.
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