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There’s A New Way To Report Crimes In Richmond

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Richmond has introduced a new way for you report crimes.

As part of an RCMP pilot program, non-emergency crimes can soon be reported online. Via a web portal, crimes can be reported by identifying the location of the crime on a map, and answering a brief list of yes-or-no questions.

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The goal of this program is to free up more time for first responders and frontline personnel to focus on higher priority incidents.

As outlined when the same program was implemented in Surrey last month, the online tool is to be used only if:

  • you have no witness nor suspect
  • you have lost something that costs less than $5000
  • someone has stolen something from you that costs less than $5000
  • someone has vandalized your property or car and it will cost less than $5000 to repair it
  • there are no items involving personal identity, firearms, licence plates or decals

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The RCMP stresses that if the incident you are reporting falls outside of the above categories, please call 911.

Richmond becomes the fourth city in B.C. to implement this technology, following Surrey, Ridge Meadows, and Kelowna.

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