Unofficial/Anecdotal Police Report
Under-reporting of crime in Oakland is a big problem, and so is addressing how to inform the OPD (Oakland Police Department). The below form will help make sure that the OPD is aware of crimes, and trends in crimes, even if an official report is never filed. The OPD requests that victims if unreported crimes make every effort to file an official report. Accurate crime statistics are vital data to our community and to ensuring ongoing safety. This unofficial report does help make sure that incidents don't fall through the cracks. The information that you submit will be shared with the OPD and only the OPD. Thank you for your help.
---To file an official online police report with the OPD go to: bit.ly/1peAJRR
---For more info on official reporting online go to: bit.ly/1peAHtf
---To file an anonymous online report to OPD through Nixle go to: bit.ly/1nODHrO
What kind of crime/illegal activity/issue of concern are you reporting?
Vehicle was broken into/Auto glass on the street
Stolen Vehicle (attempted or successful)
Burglary (attempted or successful)
Hit and Run
If you chose "other", please note what kind of crime/illegal activity/issue of concern you are reporting:
Your Business Name - If you are reporting on behalf of your business
Your Phone Number -not required
Did you witness this crime/illegal activity/issue of concern?
I witnessed this crime/illegal activity happening
I head about it from someone else
I saw evidence of the crime/illegal activity, but did not see it happen
When did this activity occur?
If this is a crime in progress, or it just occurred, call 911 or 510-777-3211 (from your cell phone) for emergencies; for non-emergencies call 510-777-3333 to reach OPD.
Right now/within the last two hours
Over the weekend
Within the last 48 hours
3+ days ago/Recently
If this happened other than today and you know when this occurred, please note the date/approximate date here:
Was an official report filed about this crime/illegal activity/issue of concern?
No, I don't believe any official report was filed
I have no idea if a report was/will be filed
A person who was directly involved might have/said they'd file a report later
Yes, an offical report was filed
Businesses: Are you reporting on behalf of/in response to something that happened to one of your customers?
Yes, this is in regards to a customer/my business
No, this is not in regards to a customer/my business
Where did this happen? If you have an exact address of where the crime/illegal activity/issue of concern occured, please note that here:
Address Line 2
State / Province / Region
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Indian Ocean Territory
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.S.
If you have an approximate address/vicinity, please note that here:
i.e. "24th St./Valdez, on the corner in the parking lot" or "middle of the block between Webster/Valdez at 24th St., near the green house"
For clarification of location, please note the neighborhood in which this incident happened, if you know the neighborhood:
Piedmont Ave. area
Not in a defined district
I don't know the district
Crime: Please note any details about the crime/illegal activity/issue of concern here:
Victim: If you know anything about the victim, including contact information, please note those details here:
Perpetrator: If you know anything about the "bad guys", please note those details here:
Witness: Are there any other potential witnesses? Who might they be? Do you have contact information for them?
Video: Was this crime possibly caught by video surveillance? Who should the OPD contact about the surveillance video?
If you have a photo of the crime/illegal activity/issue of concern, please upload it here:
If needed, the OPD has permission to contact me with any questions:
Do Not Fill This Out