Crime and prevention advice


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Keep your belongings safe

Smartphones, tablets and laptops now seem like an essential part of life but they are probably some of the most expensive items you own. 

Immobilise is a free, online service that encourages you to register your valuables with them in order to increase your chances of getting them back if lost or stolen. 

A similar tool is also available for cyclists.

Report a crime anonymously

If you want to report a crime but don’t want to tell the police, a parent or teacher, you can contact Fearless. You can report a crime without passing on any personal information and the site doesn’t trace your computer’s IP address so you can remain anonymous. 

Report a crime anonymously

If you’ve been a victim of a crime you can also contact Victim Support who are not part of the police. They will talk to you confidentially about the incident, look into ways to rebuild confidence and discuss other support options.

Stay safe online

Childline has excellent advice on cyber safety, which can be found on this page.


If there's a gang culture in your area, you can talk to someone confidentially or read about available support.

Page last reviewed: 29/03/2024

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