There are various ways you can report a crime to the MPS. In an emergency, always dial 999, or for non-emergencies call 101. You can also report crimes online, in police stations, or call Crimestoppers.
Emergency contact number
In an emergency you should phone 999. You should use this service if a crime or incident is happening now or if anyone is in immediate danger. If you are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, a text phone is available on 18000.
Non-emergency contact number
We're committed to make it easier for you to get the service you need from us. Dial 101 for incidents not requiring an immediate police response. If you are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, a text phone is available on 18001 101.
A high priority of the Met is to tackle hate crimes such as racist crime, domestic violence and homophobic crime.
Crimestoppers is an independent UK-wide charity working to stop crime. If you have information about any crime you would prefer to offer in confidence and anonymously, call free on 0800 555 111.
Online Crime Reporting
Certain categories of crime or incidents committed in the Greater London area can now be reported over the internet, as long as an urgent response is not required.
In non-emergency situations you can report a crime or incident at any Front Counter. Front Counters are often busy from lunchtime to early evening. You may find it more convenient to attend outside these times. You can also access a range of services online.
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