If you are a victim of crime or witness to a crime it is important to report this every time. Depending on the circumstances there are several different ways to report a crime.
For all emergencies call 999
If you are in a situation where you can’t speak, add 55 to indicate this is a police emergency. But mobile phones can’t easily be located so it alone won’t bring help. See Silent Solution – 999 and 55 for full information.
If you have a hearing impairment or other disability that makes phone calls difficult, there is the textphone service 18000. Alternatively you can register to text 999 using emergencySMS.
Non-emergency and Anonymous Crime Reporting
There are several different ways to report crimes, depending on the circumstances.
Fraud and Scams
If you have or suspect you have become a victim of a fraud or scam, you need to contact the police. Having an official report will be necessary to begin redressing any losses.
If you have encountered an attempted scam, or believe someone else has or runs the risk of becoming a victim of fraud, there are several ways you can help.
Parked Vehicle Issues
If there is a vehicle causing an obstruction, seems to be abandoned or is illegally parked, reporting it will get the problem resolved quicker.
Antisocial behaviour can have a lasting impact on neighbourhoods and communities as it often leads to an increase in crime, particularly violence and criminal damage. If you’ve witnessed antisocial behaviour of any kind, report it.