Reporting a crime to the police

Have you been the victim of or witnessed a criminal offence? If so, you can report this to the police. In some cases, this is even mandatory, such as in the case of murder or manslaughter.

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Reporting

There are several ways in which you can report a crime to the police. You can do so by telephone, at the police station, via the police website, or via a 3D-loket (link in Dutch). A 3D-loket is where you have direct contact with a police officer via a monitor screen. This police officer is in a service studio at another central location and records the report just as they do at a police station.

On the police website you can find a list of various types of offences you can report (link in Dutch) and information about how you can best report a crime. 

Reporting a crime anonymously

It is not possible to report a crime to the police anonymously, however, you can inform the police of an offence anonymously (link in Dutch).

Laws and regulations

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