There's a lot of help and support available to you if you're worried about crime and if you would like to help tackle it.
Policing and Community Safety Partnerships
Community Safety Partnerships and District Policing Partnerships were replaced on 1 April 2012 by Policing and Community Safety Partnerships (PCSPs).
PCSPs aim to make our communities safer. You can find out more about what PCSPs do from the NIDirect section on 'Community Safety'.
Practical tips to keep safe and reduce crime
If you are worried about crime or would like to take steps to prevent it, the websites listed below provide practical help and advice.
If you are concerned about domestic burglary and wish to identify some simple steps to protect your home, advice is available from the nidirect section 'How secure is my home'
Out and about
Each year the Get Home Safe Partnership, led by Belfast City Council, implements a range of measures to raise awareness of how to keep yourself safe when you socialise away from home.
- always plan your night, especially your travel arrangements
- always try to be accompanied
- stay away from alleys, by using well lit streets
- check on the well-being of friends - arrange to phone them when they get home or get them to phone you
- have emergency numbers in your mobile phone
- Get Home Safe Campaign - Belfast City Council website
Reporting minor crime incidents
You can report minor crimes to the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Use the link below to find your local PSNI contact details.
Spotting and avoiding scams
ConsumerLine offers advice on various consumer issues including scams. If you suspect a scam, you can report it online or contact ConsumerLine on 0845 600 6262.
Victim Support is an independent charity that helps people cope with the effects of crime. It provides free and confidential support and information to help people who have been victims of crime deal with their experiences. It also supports adult prosecution witnesses attending court and helps victims claim criminal injuries compensation.