101 is the new number to telephone your local police when it's less urgent than 999. 101 replaces 0845 125 2222 and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Call 101 to report less urgent crime, to contact the police with a general enquiry or to speak to a local officer. For example;
If your car has been stolen
If your property has been damaged
If you want to give the police information about crime in your area.
While 999 is a well recognised number to report emergencies, the 2010 British Crime Survey found that only 54% of the public know how to contact their local police if they want to talk to them about local policing issues, crime or anti-social behaviour.
101 is easy to remember and costs only 15p from landlines and mobile phones for the entire length of the call, no matter how long or what time of day it is. Calls from telephone boxes are free.
The geographic number 01483 571212 will remain for customers who may be unable to use the 101 service (for example, those calling from abroad) or you can also report a crime online at www.surrey.police.ukIf you are hard of hearing or speech impaired, text the police on 07786 204020.
Always call 999 in an emergency