Justice Process Police Report
Reporting a crime to the police can be a very personal decision. If a decision to report is made, it is best to report as soon as possible. Keep in mind, however, there is no time limit on reporting most crimes.
How to report a crime
- Contact your local police service by telephone
- Go in person to the nearest police station
- Talk to any police officer you may see
- Ask someone you trust to call the police for you
- If you are reporting a sexual or domestic assault, a Sexual Assault Care Centre in your area can help you
What will happen next?
- Officer will speak to the complainant (the person reporting the crime)
- Officer will take enough information to complete a police report
- Officer will assist the complainant in getting the medical attention he/she may need