WHAT CAN I DO?

You can report a crime, provide information about criminal activity, ensure that your money does not fund paramilitarism, and play your role in addressing issues in your community.

Reporting a crime or providing information about a crime

If you have information in relation to paramilitary style attacks, or any other criminality, you should contact the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) .

If it is an emergency, please call 999

An incident/crime is considered to be an emergency if the incident is in progress and there is, or is likely to be:

  • a risk to life;
  • use or immediate threat of use of violence;
  • serious injury caused to a person;
  • serious damage caused to a property; or
  • an offender disturbed, or detained, at the scene who poses, or is likely to pose, a risk to other people.

If it is not an emergency, please call 101 or use the online reporting form:

Crime Report Form

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously to provide information that you may have about a paramilitary style attack or any other crime.

Crimestoppers is an independent charity that gives you the power to speak up to stop crime.

Crimestoppers is 100% anonymous. Always.

You can contact Crimestoppers by phone or online – 24/7, 365 days a year by calling 0800 555 111 or by using their simple anonymous online form:

Give Information Anonymously

Ensuring that your money does not fund paramilitarism

The paramilitary crime gangs that carry out attacks in your community are involved in a range of criminal activity, including drug dealing and selling fake or illegal goods.
You can help by not buying the fake or illegal goods that help fund paramilitary and other organised crime gangs in Northern Ireland.
To find out more, click on the link below:

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/end-harm

Addressing issues in our community

There is also a range of things that you can do to help address issues in our community which paramilitary groups feed on. You can find relevant information available about anti-social behaviour, community safety, hate crime, neighbourhood watch and other crime prevention actions that you can take at:

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/information-and-services/crime-justice-and-law/crime-prevention


The Tackling Paramilitarism Programme

You might want to know more about the background to this campaign. This campaign is part of the Tackling Paramilitarism Programme which is a series of 38 commitments from the Northern Ireland Executive aimed at tackling paramilitarism, criminality and organised crime. We are working with our partners to tackle the issue of paramilitary style attacks, change attitudes towards paramilitary style attacks, and to end the culture of silence around them.

Already more than 24 organisations from the public sector and local communities are working together on the programme which focusses on implementing long term prevention measures, addressing social issues that affect communities, robust law enforcement, and building confidence in the justice system.

Part of this involves working to address the underlying reasons that can lead to people becoming vulnerable to involvement in paramilitary activity, or put them at risk of attack.

Click here to find out more about the Tackling Paramilitarism Programme:

TACKLING PARAMILITARISM PROGRAMME

Paramilitaries don’t protect you.
They Control You.

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