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Find Out How to Report a Crime

Perhaps you are a victim or witness of crime and you’re not sure what to do.

This site was designed in partnership with Victim Services and the Criminal Justice Branch of the Government of British Columbia to help you decide whether to report to the police, how to do that and what you can expect after making your report.

Reporting to Police

If you are in danger, call 911, your RCMP detachment or municipal police at their emergency number immediately. You’ll find the emergency number on the inside cover of your telephone book. If you are not in an emergency situation, contact your RCMP detachment or municipal police at their non-emergency number as soon as possible.

If you are worried about reporting a crime to the police, you may want discuss your concerns with a victim service worker first. VictimLink BC can put you in touch with one. Among other benefits, reporting a crime can help obtain protection from an perpetrator, help recover possessions or help to prevent other persons from being similarly victimized.

Here, you will find information and links to support services to help you make an informed decision about reporting a crime. To learn more about how can help, watch the video, above.

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