In an emergency you should always dial 999.
It can be hard to judge what is or is not an emergency, but in general, you should call 999 if:
- someone’s life is at risk or someone is being physically threatened
- a crime is in progress or if the offenders are still nearby
- there is a situation causing personal injury or danger
Deliberate hoaxers can and will be traced – police can see a number from which a call is made and will call it back!
Non-urgent crime should be reported to Police Scotland by telephoning 101.
You can report a call anonymously to Crimestoppers. They will not ask for your name and address and cannot trace you.