After ongoing analysis within the BID and with the Dorset Police, it’s become clear that crimes are often going unreported.
Reporting crime helps the community and businesses alike, but it also means that data collated by the BID, which is passed to the police, becomes more accurate and allows us to apply pressure on the town’s behalf.
An increase in reported crime could result in the town gaining additional police, security and CSAS support.
When to call 999:
- Your or someone else is in immediate danger or harm.
- A serious offence is in progress or has just been committed.
- Property is in danger of being damaged.
- A serious disruption to the public is likely.
For other non-emergency situations such as:
- Your property gets damaged.
- You suspect drug use or drug dealing in your neighbourhood.
- To report a stolen vehicle.
- To give the police information about crime in your area.
- To speak with an officer about a general enquiry.
You can either call 101 or report the crime online: https://www.police.uk/pu/contact-the-police/report-a-crime-incident/