Rip off 101 calls to report crimes. Use these alternatives

Did you know calling the police 101 (non emergency number) costs 15p per call.  This is is irrespective of how long the call is.

Did you know that if you get cut off and call back, yep, that is another 15p.

A quick 2 minute call to 101 still costs 15p.

Did you know the 101 number is NOT included in free minutes!

Well, there is a list of numbers, police publish to contact the non emergency from out of the country or non 101 areas.

These are just standard geographical numbers that are included in all free minutes if you have a free minute plan for your phone.  Even if your not on a free minute plan, geographical numbers are the cheapest numbers to ring, usually only 1p or 2p per minute, so as long as the call is less that 15 minutes, it is still cheaper.

 

Police will say they do not profit from these calls. Well, somebody does?

 

How much does it cost to call 101? – taken from here https://www.police.uk/contact/101/

Calls to 101 (from both landlines and mobile networks) cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day you call, or how long you are on the phone. The 15p cost of the call goes to the telephony providers to cover the cost of carrying the calls. The police and government receive no money from calls to 101.

 

Rubbish, the wholesale cost of a geographical call costs approximately 0.5p (half a pence). So, YOU are funding this, someone is profitting.  For there to be any ‘costs’, the call time (across the country) to all 101 calls on average would need to 30 minutes or more.  So, YOU are funding other peoples calls if your call is less that 30 minutes.

 

Alternative non-emergency telephone numbers

taken from the following police webpage  https://www.police.uk/contact/#alternative-numbers

 

Police force Telephone number From abroad
Avon and Somerset Constabulary 01275 818 340 +44 1275 818 340
Bedfordshire Police 01234 841 212 +44 1234 841 212
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
Cambridgeshire Constabulary 01480 456 111 +44 1480 456 111
Cheshire Constabulary 01244 350 000 +44 1244 350 000
City of London Police 020 7601 2222 +44 20 7601 2222
Civil Nuclear Constabulary 01235 466 606
Cleveland Police 01642 326 326 +44 1642 326 326
Cumbria Constabulary 0300 124 0111
Derbyshire Constabulary 01773 730 215 +44 1773 730 215
Devon & Cornwall Police 01392 420 320 +44 1392 420 320
Dorset Police 01202 222 222
01305 222 222
+44 1202 222 222
+44 1305 222 222
Durham Constabulary 0345 606 0365
Dyfed Powys Police 01267 222 020 +44 1267 222 020
Essex Police 01245 491 491 +44 1245 491 491
Gloucestershire Constabulary 01452 726 920 +44 1452 726 920
Greater Manchester Police 0161 872 5050 +44 161 872 5050
Guernsey Police 01481 725 111 +44 1481 725 111
Gwent Police 01633 838 111 +44 1633 838 111
Hampshire Constabulary 01962 841 534 +44 1962 841 534
Hertfordshire Constabulary 01707 354 000 +44 1707 354 000
Humberside Police 01482 597 709 +44 1482 597 709
Isle of Man Constabulary 01624 631 212 +44 1624 631 212
Kent Police 01622 690 690 +44 1622 690 690
Lancashire Constabulary 01772 614 444 +44 1772 614 444
Leicestershire Police 0116 222 2222 +44 116 222 2222
Lincolnshire Police 01522 532 222 +44 1522 532 222
Merseyside Police 0151 709 6010 +44 151 709 6010
Metropolitan Police Service 020 7230 1212 +44 20 7230 1212
Ministry of Defence Police 01371 854 444
Norfolk Constabulary 01953 424 242 +44 1953 424 242
North Yorkshire Police 01904 618 691 +44 1904 618 691
Northamptonshire Police 0300 011 1222
Northumbria Police 01661 872 555 +44 1661 872 555
North Wales Police 0300 330 0101
Nottinghamshire Police 0115 967 0999 +44 115 967 0999
Police Scotland 01786 289 070 +44 1786 289 070
Police Service of Northern Ireland 028 9065 0222 +44 28 9065 0222
Port of Dover Police 01304 216084 +44 1304 216084
South Wales Police 01656 655 555 +44 1656 655 555
South Yorkshire Police 0114 219 6905 +44 114 219 6905
Staffordshire Police 01785 236 211 +44 1785 236 211
States of Jersey Police 01534 612 612 +44 1534 612 612
Suffolk Constabulary 01473 613 500 +44 1473 613 500
Surrey Police 01483 571 212 +44 1483 571 212
Sussex Police 01273 470 101 +44 1273 470 101
Thames Valley Police 01865 841 148 +44 1865 841 148
Warwickshire Police 01926 415 000 +44 1926 415 000
West Mercia Police 0300 333 3000
West Midlands Police 0121 626 5000 +44 121 626 5000
West Yorkshire Police 01924 375 222 +44 1924 375 222
Wiltshire Police 01380 826 614 +44 1380 826 614

1 Comment

  1. Thats shameful – not only the cost but once again the lies – no wonder people don’t trust any government agency

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