Welcome to the National Mobile Phone Crime Unit

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.