Many burglaries can be prevented. They are often spur of the moment, where
a burglar may see an open window or other easy point of entry and takes
If you've been the victim of a crime or think you have witnessed one, you should
report it to the police straight away. Your information could be used
to prevent other crimes and help keep other people safe.
If you've been hurt in any way, or if you've just seen a serious crime being committed
then you should ring 999 as soon as possible.
You should call 101 to report minor crime or other concerns that do
not require an emergency response. For example this could include property damage, or
if you have suspicions over people involved with drug dealing in your neighbourhood.
If you want to report a crime but you do not want to be identified to the police then
you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers will ask
questions about the crime you have information on but will never ask questions about you.
Further support can also be provided by Victim Support Services.