B.C.’s online crime reporting tool expands in Metro Vancouver

Valerie Leung

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The Richmond community can now report non-emergency crimes online.

On July 3, the Richmond detachment of the B.C. RCMP made the Online Crime Reporting Tool public, following Surrey’s launch last month.

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The portal is used for cases where no suspects or witnesses were/are present and when no police follow-up is needed.

The public can use the new online tool to report the following:

  • Damage/mischief to property under $5,000
  • Damage/mischief to a vehicle under $5,000
  • Hit and run to an unoccupied vehicle or property
  • Theft of bicycle under $5,000
  • Theft under $5,000
  • Theft from vehicle under $5,000
  • Lost property

“This has been a much sought after feature by the community,” said Corporal Dennis Hwang.

Cpl. Hwang added that the new online tool allows front-line officers to focus on higher priority calls.

The Richmond RCMP online reporting tool can be found here.