The Most Wanted gallery allows you to view photos and read descriptions of individuals wanted by law enforcement for crimes they are alleged to have committed. It brings together appeals from across the UK and gives you the opportunity to help the police identify offenders, or locate and arrest them from where they may be hiding.

Who is responsible for Most Wanted appeals?

Police forces across the UK are responsible for Most Wanted appeals; they choose who goes on who does not. The nature of the crime or the investigation will also influence whether an appeal is featured. The police are responsible for the accuracy of the information provided and removing appeals.

What if I recognise someone?

If you have information on someone featured within Most Wanted, contact us anonymously and securely on 0800 555 111 or through Anonymous Online Form. You will be prompted to do this on every appeal.

Alternatively, if you do not want to remain anonymous and want to make a statement direct to the police, their details will be at the bottom of the appeal.

How do I find appeals I could help with?

You can search appeals by crime type, location, or campaign, using Most Wanted's search tool. For example, if you search for all current 'Robbery' appeals, you can change the location field to show 'Robbery' appeals in your postcode area. If no results are found for your search, Most Wanted will give you further suggestions to find relevant appeals.

Who are the Most Wanted in the UK?

The UK does not have a Most Wanted individual or top ten. The person you view as ‘Most Wanted' may be different for other people, which is why we give you the opportunity to search for the appeals that concern you most.

I think the Most Wanted information is incorrect

All information on Most Wanted is supplied by the police and they have strict controls to ensure it is accurate. However, if you feel that an appeal is inaccurate, let us know and we will pass this information to the relevant police force.