Online Crime Reporting System

If this is an Emergency, please call 9-1-1
Welcome to the City of San Mateo Online Crime Reporting System where you can report certain types of crimes electronically and print out a copy for free.  ALSO SEE: Share a Crime Tip Online.

Before submitting a crime online, you must confirm the following:

  • This is not an emergency
    • If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1
  • The crime happened within the City of San Mateo
    • If the crime did not happen within San Mateo city limits, please visit the appropriate city's website to report your crime.
  • The crime did not happen on a state freeway or highway
  • The crime did not happen on Caltrain or SamTrans or their properties
  • There is no information about who committed the crime and there is no video evidence.


What crimes can I report online?

Our Online Crime Reporting System allows you to report the following crimes, as well as Supplement to Burglary Reports*:

  • Harassing Phone Call(s)
  • Hit and Run
  • Identity Theft & Fraud
  • Lost Property
  • Theft
  • Theft from an unlocked Vehicle
  • Vandalism
  • Vandalism of a Vehicle
*Supplement to Burglary Reports = Adding additional property information to a burglary report that has already been reported to the police.  EXAMPLE: A police officer came to your home/business and took a burglary report and you have since found more property missing and you need to add the additional pieces of property to your original report.
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  • All cases filed using the Citizens Online Police Reporting System will be reviewed.
  • Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted.
  • Filing a false police report is a crime.