Crime can now be reported in three ways. The non-emergency number 101 should be used to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response. For example, if:
- Your car has been stolen
- Your property has been damaged
- You suspect drug use or dealing in your neighbourhood
- Give the police information about crime in your area
- Speak to the police about a general enquiry
You should always call 999 when it is an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened.
There is also a new way to contact the police online, via www.west-midlands.police.uk. The new WMP portal offers:
- Reporting some crime online including theft, criminal damage and bilking (petrol, hotel, restaurant and taxi theft).
- Useful information at the touch of a button, including signposting to partners who may be able to help.
- Tracking your case allowing victims to follow their crime they’ve reported online.
Photographs on this page are copyright Karen Bristoll and appear courtesy of West Midlands Police.