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 options below:

  • Go to your nearest police station.
  • 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.
    English   |   Español   |   Chinese
  • If you do not have an email address or your language is not included above, call 3-1-1 or 1-415-701-2311.

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

Types of Crime Reports That Can Be Filed Online:

  • Harassing phone calls.
  • Lost property
  • Vandalism or graffiti.
  • Vehicle burglary: property stolen from a vehicle.
  • Vehicle tampering, including vandalism.
  • Theft –unless it involves a residential or commercial burglary or the stolen property is a passport, Social Security card, firearm, license plate, car or electric vehicle, including electric bikes, wheelchairs and Segways. In those cases, call our non-emergency number at 1-415-553-0123

Note that we cannot accept online reports involving known suspects, suspect descriptions or surveillance records. And please turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing your report. 

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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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