It’s a sound that can send shudders down your spine.
But, it doesn’t have to: there is plenty of crime prevention, police and legal advice out there.
Find the best of the best below.
Useful Phone Numbers
In an emergency, telephone 999.
If you are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, a text phone is available on 18000.
For all other calls to the police in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, please telephone 101.
If you are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, a text phone is available on 18001 101.
Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Anti-terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
Victim Supportline 08 08 16 89 111
Action Fraud 0300 123 2040
NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000
Meic (national helpline for young people in Wales) 080880 23456
The Mix – Crime & Safety – Non-judgemental legal information and support for young people that’s clear and easy to understand. Amazing resource.
Citizen’s Advice Bureau – Young people’s rights – Police, anti-social behaviour, legal aid, witnesses, and much more.
Citizen’s Advice Bureau – Legal system – How to take your case to court and get legal advice, police powers, and much more.
Information & advice – Police.uk – Practical information about reporting incidents, how the police work, and how to help cut crime.
Report a Crime Online – South Wales Police have released this new tool which allows you to easily report a crime in a web form. Great for a non-emergency and avoids waiting on hold on the phone.
Operation Snap – if you have a dash cam, GoPro etc attached to a car, bike or other vehicle, you can report examples of bad road users with this website. It allows you to upload video footage.
StopWatch – info for stop and search rates in South Wales
Diverse Cymru – Help and support in discrimination / equality issues.
When TheSprout spoke to Councillor De’Ath, the Cabinet Member responsible for Youth Engagement and Crime in Cardiff.
Other links you might find useful
Ask the Police – helpful resource where you can find commonly asked questions and answers.
Apps & Games
Apps – Police.uk – Many featured apps, based on crime data on Wales, England and Northern Ireland.
For more organisations, services or info about crime and courts, check out our database or contact Meic, the advocacy, advice and information helpline for children and young people in Wales – Freephone: 080880 23456 / Text: 84001, Instant Message.
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