What can you call 101 for?
Use the non-emergency number 101 for situations that do not require an immediate police response. This will help keep 999 available for when there is an emergency, e.g. if a crime is taking place, or somebody is in immediate danger – for these types of incidents, always call 999.
Should I call 111 police?
The number 111 should be called if you need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency, you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service or you need health information or reassurance about what to do next.
Do you have to talk to police UK?
If you give false information or refuse to answer, you are committing an offence for which you could be arrested and charged. If you have been asked to stay with the police while they check the information you have provided you must do so. If you don’t, this is an offence for which you could be charged.
How long does 101 take to answer?
Figures obtained by the Daily Mail show how police across the country force victims to endure huge delays before getting help. Four forces revealed the longest time they took to answer a 101 call was more than three hours. A further four took over two hours and five more than an hour.
How much does it cost to ring 101?
Currently callers to the 101 number are connected to their local police force, or a force of their choice, and charged 15p a time.
When should you call police?
When to call 911
A crime, especially if is still in progress, such as a theft or burglary. A car crash, especially if someone is injured. A fire. A medical emergency, such as heart attack, uncontrollable bleeding, or allergic reaction.
Can you ring 101 anonymously?
You can report a crime anonymously: in emergencies, telephone 999. for non-urgent matters, phone the police on 101 (if you’re a Tesco mobile or giffgaff user call 028 9065 0222) information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
What is a crime number?
Getting a crime reference number
When you report a crime to the police you’ll be given a crime reference number. Make sure you keep a note of the number – you’ll need it whenever you contact the investigating officer for an update on the case.