How to report a crime

We understand that it can be difficult to report things that happen to you, or things that you see. But it is important to report illegal things to the police, to help make them stop and to make sure other people won’t go through the same thing from the same person.

No matter what type of crime you have been affected by – even if it is serious or sensitive –  we have specially trained staff who will understand what you need and will look after and help you. Talk to Voice.


To report a crime to the police:

  • if it’s an emergency, dial 999; or
  • if it’s not an emergency, call the police on 101 – this is the non-emergency number – or click here.

You should report anything as soon as possible after a crime happens. This helps the police to investigate before valuable evidence is lost or destroyed.

If you don’t want to speak to the police, or are worried it is too small to speak to the police about, either:

  • tell an adult you can trust. They will help you and tell you if you should speak to the police or not; or
  • speak to Voice. We’re here to help, whatever you need.