Q: Can I use this site to report a crime?
No. In an emergency always dial 999. Other crimes may be reported at any police station. You can find links to your local police force at http://www.police.uk.
Some non-emergency minor crimes may be reported via the internet using the facility at http://www.online.police.uk.
If you're not sure if a law has been broken if you should contact the police, then check our list of common police questions
Q: Where can I find information on a specific topic
There are two ways of finding information on this site. If you�re looking for something specific, then the easiest way is to click on the search button at the top of this page
and enter the name, or a short description, of what you�re looking for. If you just want to look at what we�ve got on the site and have a more general rummage around, then go to
Research and click through the topic headings you�ll find. This will give you lists of what�s available on a given topic.
Q: What's happening to the
website now that the Crime
Reduction Centre is closing?
The website will continue
after the closure of the Crime
Reduction Centre and will be run
by the same team.
Q: I work for a CDRP and my
details/Audit/Strategy on your
website is out of date
We'd be very grateful if you
could let us have the updated
Q: The link to ... is
broken. Where can I get hold of
Please let us know using our
technical issues form. We'll
do our best to email you a link
to the missing report as soon as
possible and update our web
Q: When will the Toolkit on
... be published?
All the Toolkits have been
published. We're currently
revising the format to make them
more web-friendly, but we don't
plan to extend the range of
topics at present.
Q: Where can I find summaries of statistical information?
statistics page within the
Research area of the website.
You should be able to find what
you're looking for in there.
Q: Where can I get Home Office report�
The Crime Reduction Website doesn�t normally hold copies of other people�s reports if they�re available elsewhere, though we'll often signpost them and give you a brief summary
of the main points.
Home Office statistical and research reports may be found at
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pubsintro1.html. Other Home Office reports
may be found at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk.
Q: What other crime reduction resources are available on the �net.
We maintain a list of web
resources within our
Direct.gov's Do it Online
section on crime also
contains a number of useful
Sold Secure, SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board), and the
(British Security Industry Association) websites contain lists of links to commercial companies approved by each of these organisations respectively.
Q: Why can I only access the 'Audits' part of the Partnerships Toolkit?
To answer a demand from partnerships, the Audit chapters (which are complete) have been published before the rest of
Toolkit. The links to the other chapters in the Toolkit will be added as soon as they are complete.
Q: How can I contact you?
For general feedback on the website, please use the
To report technical problems (such as dead links) please use the
technical issues form
To send an email to the web team, please click here.
To submit material for publications, email