112 is one of the emergency numbers in the United Kingdom

The average time to answer a 112 call is 1 second. In addition to English, the calls can be answered in Welsh and in 170 languages with the help of interpreters.

According to the latest E-communications household and telecom single market survey, 18% of British people know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.

The Advanced caller Location (AML) service was launched in 2014 allowing more precise location to be sent using SMS to the PSAP. AML is available on Android phones only.

The European emergency number 112 is not the only emergency number in the UK. It is used alongside the national emergency number 999.

Disabled people can contact 112 via SMS (this requires preregistration).

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Published: 
11 February 2013
Last update: 
9 May 2017