How Do You Report a Crime:You may be either a victim of crime or a witness to the crime. Well, it is not easy to come forward. But, if no one reports crime to the Police, criminals commit more crime, damage more property and finally justice is denied forever.
What should you do when the crime is in progress• Screeeeam..! Loudly to attract attention.
• Try to resist with all your might if you have no other choice.
• Remember the identity of the criminal like face, scars, hair style, language etc.
• Remember the registration number, color and make of the crime vehicle (when you are on road and idle, practice remembering registration numbers just as a hobby..! It helps). • If you are the witness, try to follow the crime vehicle and catch him when you feel confident.
• Try to dial 100, if you are a witness
How to report a crime• Alert the nearest policeman on the street.
• If you do not see any policeman, then dial 100 ,District Control Rooms. In an emergency or if you are facing immediate threat, dial 100 and ask for the police help. Information you give will be passed on to the local police without any delay. Itâ€™s always better if you give your contact number to the control room to guide the police patrols.
• You can go to the nearest police station. Depending on the contents of your complaint, Police will register a case under relevant sections. Youâ€™ll receive a FIR Number (crime number) that you can quote to find out about the progress of your case and to make any kind of claim.
• You can report a crime anonymously by conveying the details you know about crime by dialing to local police station or write letters to police officers or send emails.
When to Use Dial 100Remember 100 is emergency numbers. This means they should be dialed only in grave situations like :
• When your life and property is under immediate threat.
• When someoneâ€™s life and property is under threat.
• When you witness the incident or accident and see no policemen around.
• When you anticipate a grave and immediate danger to life and property like suspicious objects.
• When someone is crying for help.
• When you come across a criminal who is wanted by the police.
• When you are caught in serious traffic jam for a long time.
• When you do not know which police station to contact.
• When you do not find response from the local police station or other emergency responders.
N.B. Avoid Misuse of 100 l. Never give hoax calls. Remember itâ€™s an offence.