Police urge public to report crime online

Northumbria Police has made reporting non-urgent crimes online easier.

Friday, 5th May 2017, 13:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th May 2017, 15:31 pm
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The public can log onto the police website https://www.northumbria.police.uk/forms/101_form/ and raise non-urgent issues of concern.

Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, said: “Contacting the police through our 101 webpage is an easy way to contact officers. It means local residents don’t have to make the journey to a police station or ring in. By clicking on a laptop, all the information can be sent quickly and conveniently - all issues will be actioned in exactly the same way as dialling 101.

“We fully appreciate local residents have busy, demanding lives - so by promoting the 101 website, we believe using technology will allow residents to report non-urgent matters in a way that fits their lives.”

Chief Constable Steve Ashman said: “As technology evolves, it’s important that we continue to make it as easy as possible to report non-urgent matters. By using the online service, we’re reducing the pressure on our control rooms and allowing staff to focus on more urgent issues.”

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The online service is available as an alternative to calling 101 for non-emergency matters. Residents should always call 999 when an emergency is on-going, such as when a crime is in progress or when life is in danger.