Safety in Scotland

Scotland is a safe and supportive place for you and your family to live. Our dedicated police force work with communities to tackle crime and our government is committed to making Scotland safer.

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Need emergency help?

Dial 999 from any phone anywhere in Scotland to get help in an emergency. This free service connects you to ambulances, fire and rescue and the police. You can also dial the free European emergency number 112 everywhere in the European Union (EU) for help during a crisis.

Non-emergency crimes

Call 101 to report non-emergency crimes such as car theft, damage to property or suspected drug use. Your call will be directed to your nearest available police station. Calls cost 15p from both landlines and mobiles.

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