We see it every day. People post on social media sites, film, pics of alleged perpetrators.
- A person is shown taking a package from a door
- A man with dogs is accused of paedophilia because he walks out at school runs
- reports of criminal activities, but going to report later
- Requests for information of individual in pictures whilst accusing them of a crime
Putting such content on social media harms our safety.
All of those can land you in court.
Accusing others of a crime and not having this processed via proper law enforcement can lead to mob law, sentiments of lynching and taking justice and judging into our own hands.
If you know about a crime and do not report it, you can be prosecuted for hindering the police.
Breaches of privacy and accusations of libel can be made against you if you post pictures of others on social media because you accuse them of a crime but they have not been convicted.
You may not want to report to police directly, so please use our anonymous reporting form and send your pictures, description and concerns and we will gladly forward this to police. Your details will not be recorded and the accused will not be published anywhere but to police.
Again, we would strongly encourage to not provide any evidence to individuals asking for this because they allege a crime has been committed. You may find yourself giving information to agents of other countries or crime syndicates, collecting intelligence about a person if you do.
All crime must be reported to police and a crime reference number obtained and then all evidence collected must be handed to police with that reference number.
Never give any evidence to individuals asking but only give to police or provide anonymously for passing on to police.
We have a record number of police officers in service now and the more concise and correct information you provide the easier it will be for law enforcement to process your reports.
All emergencies must be reported to 999 at all times.
See our reporting page for more information