Ways for Anonymously Reporting a Crime
Report Anonymously at the local law enforcement's website:
Most of the law enforcement agencies have websites these days. Look up their website and find the page where you can report a crime. Some of you might be confused about where you should report the crime, should it be your local police department or FBI. There's no harm in reporting it to both.
Report Anonymously to FBI:
If you are unable to find your local law enforcement website, you can fill the FBI Tips form. The form is not for emergencies, and they will tell you to call 911 in case of an emergency. Fill out the form at https://tips.fbi.gov/.
Use this for emergencies and for reporting a crime in process. Answer the responder's questions calmly, and provide the location of the crime being committed. You do not have to share your name with the responder, but you need to tell him the details about the crime. If you don't have a phone in person, find a store or a phone booth where you can place a call.
Reporting pornography or children being exploited online:
Visit the website at http://www.missingkids.org/gethelpnow/cybertipline. On the home page, they have a Make A CyberTipline Report. Once you fill out the form, the staff will review the information and take measures to stop the online exploitation.
DEA undertakes the large scale manufacture and trafficking of drugs and controlled substances.
- To report a crime of that scale, you can reach them at the DEA.gov website and look for the page to report or submit a tip.
To directly reach the DEA's diversion control division's online tips reporting visit https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/tips_online.htm. They have different forms for different types of controlled substance crimes.
Reporting Cyber Crimes:
Staying anonymous while reporting a cyber-crime might not work out for you. You will have to provide details, such as the victim's name, address, and a lot of relevant information.
To find out more visit the IC3'S Website, where you can file a complaint online.
Report a crime online and offline:
Here's the USgov website that provides a detailed list of hotlines and forms specific to crimes. https://www.justice.gov/actioncenter/report-crime.
It provides hotlines, office locations, and online form submissions.