File a Police Report

How to report a crime in San Francisco

Make the right call!

Dial 9-1-1 only in an emergency

It is an emergency if: there is an immediate threat to you or others; the crime involves a weapon; the crime is in progress or you know the suspect’s location.

If it is not an emergency, you will get help most quickly by calling our non-emergency line, at 1-415-553-0123 for crimes that occurred in San Francisco.

To file a police report, see the options below.

NOTICE: Please see below a breakdown of what you CAN and CAN NOT file online. Any report filed online not meeting the below-listed requirements WILL BE REDIRECTED. Please read the information below carefully.

Types of Crime Reports That Can Be Filed Online:

  • Harassing phone calls.
  • Lost property.
  • Vandalism or graffiti.
  • Vehicle burglary: property stolen from a vehicle. This can also include vehicles that have been rummaged through, as there are many other indicators a vehicle has been burglarized.
  • Vehicle tampering, including vandalism.
  • Theft –unless it involves a residential or commercial burglary or the stolen property is a passport, firearm, license plate, car, or electric vehicle. Electric bikes, scooters, and Segway are allowed only when there is no serial number. In those cases, call our non-emergency number at 1-415-553-0123​.
  • Credit card fraud
  • Shoplifting

Types of Crime Reports That CAN NOT Be Filed Online:

  • Residential Burglaries (Theft from a Building)
  • Robbery Incidents
  • Traffic Collisions AND Hit & Run Traffic Collisions
  • Stolen Vehicles
  • Identity Theft / False Impersonation
  • Stolen License Plates
  • Lost / Stolen Foreign Passports
  • Stolen Electric Bicycles WITH Serial Numbers
  • Cases WITH Suspect Names
  • Cases WITH Video Evidence

For Crime Reports That CAN NOT Be Filed Online, Please Go To Your Nearest Police Station.

File a police report online:

If you have an email address you can file an online police report for many types of crime by clicking below on the language of your choice.

File a Police Report in English

Presentar un informe policial en español


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Call to file a police report:

If you do not have an email address or your language is not included above, call 3-1-1 or 1-415-701-2311.

Go to your nearest police station*:

*Please note: In an effort to avoid unnecessary in-person contact and help stem the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you first consider the options listed above.

Remember: Filing a false police report is a crime. See Section 148.5 of the California Penal Code.

You can also go online to file a supplemental report.

File a supplemental report if you want to add information to your original report or to a report that has previously been filed by an SFPD officer. To file a supplemental police report, click on the "File a Police Report" link above, select the appropriate incident type, follow the prompted questions, and select 'supplemental report' when prompted.

Use the supplemental report method to report: 

  • Additional property losses from the same crime;
  • Additional details to describe stolen property, such as a serial number.

When you have finished entering your report, a temporary report will be emailed to you. This report will not be official until it is approved. Once that happens, we will email you an official copy.

San Francisco Police Department

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