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Report a Crime or Tip

Last Modified: August 15, 2013
You can now report certain non-emergency crimes online.

By reporting crimes that occur in your community you can help the police and the judicial system combat crime. It is critical that the police have as much information as possible about the crimes that are committed in our city by helping to generate vital information that can be utilized to solve the crime you reported, solve crimes that may be related, conduct investigations, and build cases against criminals.

Crimes in progress

In case of emergency, call 911 to report the details of a crime you witness.

Report a Non-emergency Crime by Phone

Call 919-996-3335 to speak to an officer about a crime in which:

  • There is no serious personal injury, property damage or property loss;
  • There is no possibility that the suspect is still at the scene or likely to return to the scene;
  • An immediate response is not needed.

Report a Non-emergency Crime Online

Online Reporting System

The Raleigh Police Department has an online crime reporting system that allows members of the community to file seven types of non-emergency police reports online. Eligible reports:

  • damages to property
  • damages to vehicles
  • harassing phone calls
  • lost property
  • stolen property
  • thefts from vehicle
  • hit and runs

You will need to answer a short series of questions to determine if the crime can be accepted through the online reporting service.

Online reporting users will be able to print a temporary copy of their report immediately after it is submitted. Online submissions are reviewed by the department before a permanent report number is issued.

Benefits

The online reporting system provides a convenient way to report crimes that do not require the presence of an officer, and it increases police productivity by freeing officers to perform other law enforcement activities. In addition, users may find it is a more convenient way to file a police report needed for an insurance claim.

Online crime reporting system

Raleigh Crime Stoppers

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At the heart of Crime Stoppers is the anonymous tip, often provided by a confidential phone call.

  • Tipsters call the Crime Stoppers tips line and speak with a Crime Stoppers coordinator.
  • This line does not provide caller ID, and conversations are not recorded.
  • Information gleaned from the call is given to an investigating officer.

By guaranteeing anonymity, Crime Stoppers allows tipsters to give information without the threat of retribution. Offering cash rewards for information leading to arrests encourages tipsters to provide information. The reward money paid by the program typically comes from concerned citizens and businesses. Rewards are distributed privately to tipsters. Callers can choose not to receive a reward.

If you wish to anonymously report a crime tip, call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-HELP (4357).

Learn more about Raleigh Crime Stoppers

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