The Greater Manchester Crime Support Line has been launched to offer support to victims of crime who may have concerns about how their crime has been recorded by Greater Manchester Police, or would like support to help them cope and recover.
The service is independent of the police and is being delivered by Victim Support on behalf of Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).
This temporary support line is for anyone who has been a victim of crime in Greater Manchester and who would like to share their experience with someone independent, in a supportive environment. It has been set up in response to issues with crime recording within Greater Manchester Police, and concerns that victims of crime have not received the support they need to help them cope and recover.
As well as offering support to victims of crime via existing services, the dedicated line will also offer advocacy to victims of crime who wish to make a formal complaint, report a crime if it has not been recorded in the past as it should have been, or raise any associated issues or concerns.
You should call the Greater Manchester Crime Support Line on if:
You have previously reported a crime to GMP but were not referred to support services to help you cope and recover.
You wish to make a formal complaint or raise any concerns or issues about how your crime report was dealt with.
You want to report a crime if it has not been recorded in the past as it should have been.
Call the Greater Manchester Crime Support Line on 0808 1968416
If you want to report a crime that has taken place within the last month, you should contact Greater Manchester Police directly by calling 101 or report online at gmp.police.uk. If you, or someone else is in immediate danger always dial 999.