Story by Dan Bean in The Press.
Fewer than 40 per cent of people in North Yorkshire know to use 101 to report non-emergencies to the police.
Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan commissioned a survey which included a focus group in North Yorkshire but covered England and Wales, over concerns about the 101 number.
Nationally, the report found 62 per cent of people knew the police have a non-emergency number, 37 per cent knew the number, but only 30 per cent both knew the number and understood when it should be used. In North Yorkshire, the survey showed 38 per cent of people understood this.
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