Reporting a Crime

You can report a crime online, over the phone or in person.  How to report your crime to Richmond RCMP will depend on the urgency of the matter.

Emergency Situation

Does the matter require immediate police assistance?  If so, CALL 9-1-1.
Here are some examples of an emergency:

  • A crime in progress or for immediate police assistance
  • Any crime or incident where there is risk of injury or death

Please note: the RCMP does not accept reports of crime via email or social media.  Do not text message 9-1-1

Non-Emergency Situation

For all non-emergency incidents, where no suspect is present, you may click on the button below to file your report online, call the Richmond RCMP non-emergency number at 604-278-1212 or report in person.  Please see Richmond RCMP Locations.

Report a Crime Online

Online crime reporting is available on the Richmond RCMP website for certain types of minor crime committed in British Columbia.

Report a Crime

Reporting a crime online is only appropriate in non-urgent situations. Remember to always call 911 for emergencies.

When You Call the Police:

Remain calm:
  • Give your name, phone number and address
  • If using a cell phone, state the city you are calling from
  • Stay on the line until told to hang up
State the problem:
  • State the location of the incident
  • Give a description of the person(s) / vehicle(s) involved
  • Give the direction the person(s) or vehicle(s) are travelling

Follow the instructions of the police operator.

For additional information see: When and How to Call the Police