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Norfolk Constabulary has introduced a new telephone number for people who want to talk to the police about non-urgent issues.  Instead of ringing the current switchboard number of 0845 456 4567, people should dial 101.  It’s introduction in Norfolk is part of a nationwide initiative which will see all forces adopting the number by the end of the year.  It is designed to offer one easy way to contact your local police force to report non-emergency crimes, disorder or anti-social behaviour or to speak to your local police officers.

The new number should be used to report issues which don’t require an emergency response, for example, people should ring 101 if their vehicle has been stolen; their property has been damaged; they suspect drug use or dealing; if they want to give the police information about crime in their area; or if they would like to speak to a local police officer.   

101 will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The new 101 service is not for emergencies. In an emergency, people should always ring 999 for immediate police assistance. 



·        Always lock doors and close windows when you go out, even if you’ll only be out for a short-time.

·        Move valuable items in your garden, farm or shed to a secure location where possible.

·        Mark your belongings with a property marking product.

·        Report suspicious vehicles or persons acting suspiciously to the police


Crime Map

If you go to www.norfolk.police.uk and click on Local Crime Mapping, you will be able to see crime statistics for various parts of Norfolk. If you keep clicking on the + sign you can focus down further on the map to street level. You will see that crime in the Litcham Area has decreased by 58% since this time last year!



Norfolk – safest county in England and getting safer

Norfolk is officially the safest county in England according to Home Office figures released today (Thursday 19 January) and they show the county is becoming safer.

Deputy Chief Constable Simon Bailey said the crime performance figures were very good news that was reassuring for everyone.  He explained that following a short period where Devon and Cornwall equalled Norfolk’s low crime rate, Norfolk had once again come out on top with a crime rate of 50 crimes per 1,000 population.

“The Force continues to do well and, whilst we will never be complacent, we are delighted that hard work and effective partnership working with local authorities and the public is paying off.

“The national average crime rate is 66 crimes per 1,000 population – we have a significantly lower rate (50 per 1,000).  We aim to maintain this and to continue to impact on the crimes that cause most distress and harm to people,” he continued.

DCC Bailey was particularly pleased with the news that Norfolk officers are detecting more crimes than ever – Norfolk has the sixth highest detection rate in the country.

Crime has decreased by 1% and for serious acquisitive crime, Norfolk has the second fewest crimes, with just six crimes per 1,000 population.

“We should bear in mind that Norfolk has been a low crime county for a number of years now.  This means it is even harder for us to continue to reduce crime but that is what we are demonstrating today.

“For the majority of crime categories, Norfolk has seen reductions.  Where there have been increases, we have looked at why this may be the case and the analysis proves helpful in understanding the bigger picture.

“There are some categories of crime that people are reluctant to report. These are often related to domestic violence and we are actively working to encourage people to report these crimes so we can better understand them and, ultimately, take measures to break the cycle.

“Equally, there are some crimes which are only reported as a result of positive action taken by Police.  These crimes are often the result of searches carried out by officers and include possession of drugs or weapons with intent to do harm.

“Crime is more complex than may first appear and therefore, like all statistics, we do need to fully understand what the numbers actually mean.  We take pride in doing that because that is what helps us to best keep Norfolk’s people safe.”

Note: A series of dwelling burglaries in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk account for 78 of the 117 crimes with the offenders having been caught and brought to justice.


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