How Does Online Reporting Work? When a user submits an online report they are immediately provided a temporary occurrence number. The report is then submitted to a Constable and upon satisfied review, the user is provided a copy of the completed report in their email inbox which they can keep in their files or provide to other requesting agencies.
How Do I Report Online? To use this Service or to find out more, please go to www.wrps.on.ca and click on the yellow Online Reporting button.
Why Report Online? Online Reporting provides a convenient way to report incidents of crime to Waterloo Regional Police Service. This service has been available since October 2012 and includes non-emergency circumstances such as Damage to Vehicles (excluding Collisions and under $5000), Thefts (Under $5000), Lost Property (Under $5000), Mischief/Damage to Property (Under $5000) and Thefts from Vehicle (Under $5000). When incidents are reported to police it provides an opportunity for WRPS to analyze the gathered information and gain a better understanding of where crime is occurring. This service is gaining an increase of use due to the convenience of accessing it 24 hours a day, the ability to use it from anywhere with internet accessed and a response comes directly to the users’ email account.
What are the Online Reporting Trends? As shown in the chart below, the number of occurrences reported online has been increasing each year; the number of reports made in 2015 increased 33% over 2014 for a total of nearly 2000 occurrences. Consistent with previous years, Property Thefts Under $5000 accounted for the largest proportion of online reports at 73%. Property Thefts also saw the greatest increase; online reports of this type of occurrence increased by 45% from 2014.