Welcome to the National Mobile Phone Crime Unit
Whilst we continue to tackle those involved in mobile phone crime, we ask you to consider the following steps to help prevent you becoming a victim of crime. Whether you are going to a music festival, a sporting event or simply going about your daily business, by following some simple tips you can help keep you phone secure.Crime prevention
Immobilise is the world's largest free register of possession ownership details. These details are searchable by all UK Police Forces and form a very effective tool in helping to identify and return recovered lost or stolen personal property to its rightful owner. These details are held on a secure system that is approved to Government standards.Immobilise
If you are a victim of crime, find out ways of reporting it to your local Police. In an emergency you should phone 999. You should use this service to contact Police in situations when you need an immediate response - if a crime / incident is happening now or if anyone is in immediate danger.Contacting Police
The National Mobile Phone Crime Unit (NMPCU) was officially launched in December 2003. We are a UK Police unit whose main aim is to reduce street crime and the number of mobile phones stolen. We tackle those involved in mobile phone criminality and principally the handlers and exporters of stolen mobile phones. Currently there are about 250,000 - 300, 000 phones stolen and reported to Police each year in the UK. The increased functionality of new handsets makes them potentially more attractive to thieves which provides additional challenges.
This site is intended to inform you of crime trends, what the unit is doing to counter them and how you can help to protect yourself being a victim of phone crime.