Online crime reporting tool expanded

The Prince George RCMP has expanded the online tool that allows residents to report minor crimes.

The online tool has been available since November 2019, and has been expanded to allow reporting of some traffic complaints, and stolen licences plates and registration decals.

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To report a crime online, go to http://bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/princegeorge/report.

Crimes that can be reported online include:

• Damage or mischief to a vehicle or other property less than $5,000

• A hit-and-run collision to property or a unoccupied vehicle.

• Theft of bicycles or other property worth less than $5,000 (excluding theft of personal identification, like passports or driver's licences.)

• Lost property, including licence plates or insurance validation decals.

• General driving behaviour reports that are not currently in progress.

To report a crime online you must use your real name and have a valid e-mail address.

Crimes that are reported, excluding traffic complaints, should be cases where there are no witnesses or suspects to the crime, and immediate follow-up by police is not required.

The goal of the online reporting tool is to provide residents a convenient way to report minor crimes, allowing 911 and RCMP call takers to focus on higher-priority calls, a statement by the RCMP said.

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