Report a crime

Description

Citizens can call to report a crime through the call centre and may choose to remain anonymous.

This service is available 24 hours a day to any person who wants to report criminals and their activities by providing information that may assist the police in the prevention and/or investigation of crime.  
  • The caller may choose to remain anonymous. 
  • If police officials attend the crime scene, they will obtain a statement from you and witnesses if possible.  
  • The police official will register the case in the SAPS Crime Administration System (CAS) at the police station.  
  • The complainant will receive a CAS number via SMS or telephonic that needs to be kept as reference for future enquiries regarding the criminal case. 
  • If you visit the local police station to report a crime, you will be attended to in the Community Service Centre by a police official.  The police official will first interview you and then take a statement from you.  
  • The reported crime will be registered in the CAS.  
  • You will be given a CAS number which must be used for all enquiries regarding the reported criminal case.
  • The completed case docket is allocated to a police detective who will carry out the investigation.  All enquiries can be directed to the detective.
  • The detective in charge of the particular case will complete the investigation and present the docket to the relevant court for prosecution.  
  • The detective will keep you informed of any progress including when to attend the court hearings.

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