Sussex Police are reminding residents that reporting a crime may not always be best done on the phone.
In some cases, if it isn’t urgent, the force says that making a report online could be better.
They say it’s vital that phone lines are kept clear for people who need to contact them during a genuine emergency and need assistance urgently.
The force does experience a high volume of calls, particularly to the 101 number, so by reporting online you do not need to spend time waiting in a queue to contact them.
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