Online Crime Reporting
Welcome to Online Crime Reporting, a simple and convenient way to report minor crimes that have occurred in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
We encourage citizens and visitors to report any crimes that have occurred in Halifax to help us identity trends and better deploy our resources to catch criminals and keep our community safe.
If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1. A situation is considered to be an emergency if someone's life or property is in immediate danger or if an incident is in-progress. In-progress is defined as currently happening, the suspect may still be in the immediate area and/or the victim is still in danger.
Use this tool if:
- You've lost something.
- Someone has stolen something from you.
- Someone has vandalized your property or your car.
- Someone has broken into your car.
Click here to file a report in French.
Click here to leave a message for an officer. You can also use this form to report not in-progress driving complaints and problem traffic areas. You can input the information in the "Message for the Officer" text box at the bottom of the form.
Visit Reporting Crime for information on reporting other crimes.
- Filing a false police report is a criminal offence.
- We can only accept reports on incidents that occurred within Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). Click here for a map of HRM.
- You MUST have a valid email address to use this system.
- All reports filed using Online Crime Reporting will be reviewed. If further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted.
- Your IP address will be captured during the online reporting process.
- If you have questions regarding a report you have previously filed through Online Crime Reporting, please call 902-490-5016, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and have the incident number ready. Please note that we can’t respond to questions through the Online Crime Reporting system.
Upon completion of the reporting process you will:
- See the words: "Your online report has been submitted" showing that your report is complete.
- Receive an email notifying you that your report has been received by our system and is awaiting review. This email will also contain a temporary reference number; this number is for tracking purposes and can’t be used for insurance purposes.
- Receive an email once the report has been reviewed, normally within 24 hours, which will advise you if the report has been approved, rejected or if additional information is required. If your report is approved, a permanent case number,which can be used for insurance purposes, and a PDF copy of your report will be included in the email. If your report is rejected, the email will provide an explanation for the rejection. If additional information is required, the email will specify what information is needed and you can go back online and add the required information. The report will remain open for 30 days and a reminder email will be sent every seven days until the report is resubmitted or it expires.
Before you begin
Turn off your pop-up blocking software and have the following information available:
- Basic personal information and/or business information, such as your name, date of birth and e-mail address.
- Date and location of the crime or incident.
- If the crime involves your vehicle, details such as make, model and license plate.
- For lost or stolen property, details such as serial numbers and value, if available.
For more information, visit the frequently asked questions page
Click the "Continue" button below to begin the reporting process.