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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Some non-emergency minor crimes may be reported via the internet using the facility at

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 and answers.

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 Publications or 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Q: I work for a CDRP and my partnership details/Audit/Strategy on your website is out of date

We'd be very grateful if you could let us have the updated information at

Q: The link to ... is broken. Where can I get hold of the report?

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 page.

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?

There's a 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 Other Home Office reports may be found at

Q: What other crime reduction resources are available on the �net.

We maintain a list of web resources within our Links area's Do it Online section on crime also contains a number of useful practical resources.

Sold Secure, SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board), and the BSIA (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 this 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 feedback form

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


Last update:  10 May 2006