Types of crime

There are different kinds of crimes and Northumbria Police is committed to tackling and reducing them all.

You can also do a lot yourself to avoid becoming a victim of crime. Taking time to lock your bike when out and about or at home and making sure your purse or wallet is safe, are simple precautions but can make a real difference.
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Through the Force’s 2020 Vision we aim to "Build trust and confidence in the community and reduce crime and disorder"


This is done through our six ethical principles to:

Listen to our communities

Respond to their needs

Not let people down

Having skilled staff to do the job

Being polite when carrying out our duties

Being fair when carrying out our duties



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Reporting a crime



If someone's life is in danger or a crime is taking place, call 999.

To report all other crimes or incidents or to get general information and advice:

Call: 101 or

Text: 07786 200 814

You can also report non-urgent, less serious crimes by reporting a crime online