Is it an emergency?

If a crime is happening, please call 999 now.

If it isn't an emergency please call 101 or report it online.

Report online


a crime

an abandoned vehicle


hate crime

Before reporting a crime

So that we can deal with your report as quickly as possible, it's important to consider the following information and have it ready to give us:

  • the date and time the crime happened
  • the location, such as address or road name along with the town or city
  • a description of any people involved
  • the details of any witnesses or suspects
  • if you think there's any other evidence such as forensic evidence or mobile phone footage 
  • if there is clear CCTV footage of the offence being committed, please make us aware

Things we can't help you with

To help us to use our resources wisely, please contact your local council about: 

Find local council details here.

For vehicles on the road with no valid road tax, contact the DVLA.

Report via social media

We can now take your non-emergency crime reports or enquiries through Facebook and Twitter.

Contact us via Direct Message on our @DerPolContact Twitter account, or message our Facebook page.

Report a crime from overseas

Call +44 1773 730 215 to report a crime from overseas.

All calls are recorded.

Report anonymously

You can report anonymously to Crimestoppers online or by phone on 0800 555 111.