101 has been introduced to help streamline & improve your access to the police, easing pressure & improving efficiency on the 999 service so it can effectively tackle crime & disorder.
When should you dial 101 instead of 999?
101 should be dialed when reporting a crime or a concern that does not require an immediate emergency response. For example :
- your property has been damaged
- your car has been stolen
- you suspect drug use or dealing in your area
- report minor traffic collisions
- give the police information about crime in your area
- speak to the police about a general enquiry
Further details about dialling 101 can be found on police.uk