my wife called the police when she witnessed a serious crime being committed: arson. Only by persistence did she manage to get the police even to record the crime. (They had no intention of doing anything about it.)
A few minutes later an officer telephoned her
to tell her she had wasted police time; although he had time enough to telephone her to tell her so. The problem was that she had messed up his figures.
I have had difficulty in believing official crime statistics.