Crime and community safety

Click on a link to find out more about crime and community safety in Devon.

  • The Devon and Cornwall Police Diverse Communities Team supports people from different minority communities and has strong contacts with local  Black and Minority Ethnic communities.
  • There are Community Safety Partnerships in each district of Devon and they take responsibility for a range of community safety issues, including Hate and Prejudice Crime and Domestic Violence.
  • Hate Crime can be any crime that is motivated by prejudice. If you have been a victim of racism or any prejudice-related crime, it is important that you report it to the police. Follow this link to find out more about Hate Crime and how to report it.

Devon has very low levels of crime and is one of the safest places to live in the UK. However, it is important to know the best ways to contact the police so that you can get help if you ever need it. The police are committed to helping everyone, irrespective of their race, religion, first language, gender or sexual orientation  so please don’t hesitate to contact them.

In an Emergency, call 999

You should use this number if there is an emergency situation. 999 will put you in touch with the Police, the Fire Service or the Ambulance Service – whichever is required. If immediate action is needed; if someone is in danger; if people are injured; if offenders are nearby – call 999

For General enquiries, call 101

    – To report a crime

    – For information and advice

    – To contact a member of your local police

Calls to 101 only cost 15 pence from a landline or mobile phone, no matter what time of day, where you are calling from in England and Wales or how long the call lasts.