Report A Crime

Welcome to Online Crime Reporting for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. This page lets you submit a police report now and print a copy of the report for free. Please turn off your pop-up blocking software before you file a report. Filing a false police report is a crime. If this is an Emergency ple​ase call 911.

How to report a crime online (Note: You must provide an email address to report a crime online)


What happens after you file a crime report online
  • This message will appear on your computer: "Your report has been submitted".
  • You will be given a temporary report number.
  • You will be able to print a copy of the temporary police report to keep for your records.
  • To provide additional information about a previously submitted report, call 311 and ask for the CMPD Non-Emergency Police Services. If you are calling 311 from outside Mecklenburg County, dial 704-336-7600.
  • For Harassing Phone Calls
    1. After you submit your report, contact your phone service provider using the contact information provided in your billing statement.
    2. Give your provider the Report Number and follow their instructions.
    3. If you continue to receive calls, keep track of:
      • The number of calls you receive. Note: You do not need to report the date and time of the calls.
      • The phone number they are from (if you have caller ID)


To report any of these crimes by phone
Call 311 and a representative will connect you to the CMPD Non-Emergency Police Services. If you are calling from outside Mecklenburg County, call 704-336-7600.

To report a crime tip
If you want to report a tip regarding a crime, call CrimeStoppers at 704 334-1600 or submit a tip online via our online service.


If you do not see the crime you are looking for, see below. You cannot report these type of crimes online. To report it by phone by either calling 911 or 311 as directed.
If you are calling 311 from outside Mecklenburg County, dial 704-336-7600.

Call 911 to report:
  • A crime that is in progress
  • A crime that is about to happen
  • Domestic violence
  • Fire
  • Injured person
  • Life and death situations
  • Medical emergencies
  • Missing person
  • Someone breaking into or entering your home or business
  • Stolen vehicle
  • Suspect who is still on the scene
  • Traffic accidents


Call 311 to report:
  • Assault (minor)
  • Fraud
  • Financial Identity Theft
  • Receipt of a worthless check over $2,000
  • Someone you know took your vehicle
  • To add to an existing report


Note: When you call 311, a representative will connect you to the CMPD Non-Emergency Police Services to file your report. If you are calling from outside Mecklenburg County, dial 704-336-7600.

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