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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

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. 

Contact Information

Police Scotland
Telephone (to report a crime): 101
Telephone (in an emergency): 999