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Reporting Crime

Find out how to report and respond to many types of crimes and criminal behavior.

Reporting Criminal Activity

To report criminal activity, contact your local police or sheriff's department first. They can determine if a report of criminal activity needs attention. If this is an emergency, call 911.

How to Report Local or State Law Violations

Xổ số miền bắc 2Report suspected crime, like traffic violations and illegal drug use, to local authorities. Or you can report it to your nearest state police office. Find contact information:

  • Online

  • In your local telephone directory under Police Departments or Local Governments

How to Report Federal Law Violations

Xổ số miền bắc 2Report suspected violations of federal law to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  

  • Contact your  or call toll-free at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).

  • If you are in a foreign country, contact the nearest .

  • Cyber crime

  • Public corruption

  • Hate crimes

  • Xổ số miền bắc 2Human trafficking

  • White-collar crime

  • Violent crime

provides the following information on what to do:

  • Get as much information from the caller as possible. Try to ask the following questions:
    • When is the bomb going to explode?
    • Where is it right now?
    • What does it look like?
    • What kind of bomb is it?
    • What will cause it to explode?
    • Did you place the bomb?
  • Keep the caller on the line and record everything that is said.
  • Notify the police and building management immediately.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) also provides a helpful .

Get more information on what to do if you receive . 

is a form of modern-day slavery. Traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to exploit their victims for labor or commercial sex. Human trafficking happens around the world and in the U.S.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.

Warning Signs

Xổ số miền bắc 2Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888, send a text to BeFree (233733), or  if someone you observe:

  • Is not free to leave or come and go as he or she wishes
  • Works excessively long and/or unusual hours
  • Avoids eye contact
  • Appears fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, or nervous/paranoid
  • Appears malnourished
  • Shows signs of physical and/or sexual abuse, physical restraint, confinement, or torture
  • Has few or no personal possessions

Agencies Combating Human Trafficking

Several federal agencies can respond to reports of potential human trafficking and can help survivors:

  • The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign, which:

    • Provides resources to grow public awareness

You can report human trafficking to DHS enforcement specialists 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-866-347-2423 (toll-free) or 1-802-872-6199 (non toll-free international)

  • explains the culture of modern-day human trafficking. It:

    • Shares stories of successful prosecutions of traffickers

    • Explains victims' rights

    • Xổ số miền bắc 2Offers suggestions for coping with the trauma of victimization

  • Xổ số miền bắc 2The  is filled with powerful real-life stories about their work fighting human trafficking. Let them know about suspicious activity in your community by calling 1-866-DHS-2-ICE.

  • The Department of Labor’s annual  alerts you to products from countries to avoid.

  • The Department of Health & Human Services'  offers:

    • Victim resources

    • Xổ số miền bắc 2Downloadable training materials

    • Xổ số miền bắc 2Grants to help combat human trafficking

anytime at 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673). They will connect you anonymously with a counselor at your nearest rape treatment center.

  • Xổ số miền bắc 2Find  online.

  • Call the anytime at 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233Xổ số miền bắc 2). You can talk confidentially with an advocate or find local resources.

  • Contact the  hotline if you or someone you know is a victim of teen dating violence. by phone at 1-866-331-9474, by texting ‘loveis’ to 1-866-331-9474, or by chat online.

  • Get Information About Sexual Assault

    . These legal orders demand that your abuser:

    • Xổ số miền bắc 2Stops hurting or threatening you

    • Stays a certain distance away from you

    . Your local police and court can help you get the process started. Contact your state, county, or municipal court for more information.

    Xổ số miền bắc 2Generally, you have to fill out paperwork and submit it to the county courthouse. If you need protection right away, a judge may issue a temporary restraining order. To get a longer-term order, your judge may require a full court hearing and/or your abuser's presence.

    Xổ số miền bắc 2A protective order can be enforced by police. If necessary, the order can include special provisions like:

    • Custody of children

    • Xổ số miền bắc 2Continued financial support

    • Xổ số miền bắc 2Forcing the abuser to leave a home

    Xổ số miền bắc 2In some states, a protective order requires the abuser to surrender all firearms.

    with the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) .

    Finally, as with any potential legal dispute, you may want to contact a licensed attorney.

    Complaints Against Judges

    Federal Judges

    Learn how to . You can report alleged misconduct or disability that interferes with their ability to perform their duties.

    State and Local Judges

    The rules for filing complaints about state and local judges vary by state.

    To complain about a state judge, contact your state's commission on judicial conduct. It may be listed under state agencies on your state government web site

    includes any image of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor. A minor is anyone younger than 18. 

    Xổ số miền bắc 2Child pornography can include:

    • Drawings

    • Cartoons

    • Sculptures

    • Paintings

    • Photographs

    • Films

    • Videos

    • Computer-generated images or pictures

    Reporting Child Pornography

    To report child pornography, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:

    Child Pornography in the Mail

    It is illegal to send child pornography through the U.S. Mail. For more information, visit the U.S. Postal Inspection Service's section on .

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    Last Updated: November 17, 2020

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