Reporting a Crime

This section provides information and guidance to help you report a crime. It includes information to help you understand what is considered a crime, what is involved in reporting a crime and what people and support services are available to help you.

By coming forward to report a crime, you can help yourself and others, you can contribute to making a safer community and, you will play an important part in the criminal justice system.

When you report a crime to police, they will ask you to make a statement and provide all the information you know about the crime.

You can also report a crime anonymously.

Some of the reasons to report crime are:

  • It can give you an opportunity to deal with the harm that has been done to you or others
  • It can help to protect you, your loved ones and the community from future crimes

Jury Duty

A jury is a group of people who decide if an accused person in a criminal trial is guilty or if a claim in a civil trial has been proven. Learn more about jury duty.

Criminal Justice Glossary

Check our alphabetical list of criminal justice terms along with their definitions.
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