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Reporting a non-emergency incident

A crime is doing something which is against the law. The law is a set of rules which keep us safe and protect us. If people do things which break the law you can help to do something about it.

What is breaking the law?


Carrying a knife

Hurting or attacking someone

Taking drugs

Damaging property


Sometimes the police need to attend a crime as quickly as they can - usually when a crime is being committed such as when someone is being attacked. This is called an emergency.

If you need the police to come quickly you need to phone this number: