What is the 101 number used for?

What is the 101 number used for?

Use the non-emergency number 101 for situations that do not require an immediate police response. This will help keep 999 available for when there is an emergency, e.g. if a crime is taking place, or somebody is in immediate danger – for these types of incidents, always call 999.

What emergency service is 101?


FIRE 101
Disaster Management Services 108

What’s the difference between 101 and 111?

So basically you call 111 if you need medical help that cannot wait for a GP appointment, but isn’t serious enough for an ambulance. In the UK, 112 also works on landline phones, calls are free and can be dialled from a locked mobile. 101: This is a non-emergency number for the POLICE only.

Is 101 an emergency number?

Contact the police by calling 999 to report emergencies or by calling 101 for non-emergencies.

What is the number of 101?

101 (number)

← 100 101 102 →
Cardinal one hundred [and] one
Ordinal 101st (one hundred [and] first)
Factorization prime
Prime 26th

How much does a call to 101 cost?

From the 1st April 2020, calls to the police 101 non-emergency number are free, no matter how long the call, what time of day it is made or whether it is from a landline or mobile phone.

Are 999 and 112 the same?

999 and 112 is the national emergency response service in the UK. 112 is the pan-European equivalent to 999 and can be used in the UK.

Can you call 101 lost property?

Therefore, the advice is that loss of possessions should only be reported to police if you believe the loss of the item occurred as the result of a crime. To contact the police for non emergency matters please call 101. For emergencies and urgent assistance, you should call 999.