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Reporting a Crime

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

Request a copy of complaint report:

If you have reported a crime or lost property and need a copy of your report, you may request a verification report by completing a Verification of Crime/Lost Property Report. A Verification Report is not the same as a complaint report.

The verification report application is also available at any police precinct, housing police service area, or transit district.

Request a Copy of a Crime/Police Report

Verification of Crime/Lost Property reports are provided by the Criminal Records Section, which stores and maintains crime and lost property reports and provides information from these files to members of the public and authorized agencies, as required by law and department regulations.

You can request a copy of a Verification of Crime/Lost Property report by submitting your request online or by mail. The form is available for download, or can be picked up at any police precinct, Housing Bureau public service area, or Transit Bureau district. Reports can only be returned through the mail and are NOT available at Police Headquarters.

If mailed, you must include two copies of the completed form, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Complainants/victims designating an authorized representative must complete, notarize, and mail the request to the address above.

NYPD / Criminal Records Section
One Police Plaza, Room 303
New York, NY 10038
(646) 610-5200
The Criminal Records Section is NOT open to the general public.
Operates: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
Telephone inquiries ONLY.

*Please note: Effective Sunday, May 5, 2019, 7:30 AM, there is NO LONGER any fee assoicated with the Verification of Crime/Lost Property report.*

Aided Records involve occurrences when a person is injured (not involving a motor vehicle), or becomes sick or lost, and service is rendered by the New York City Police Department. Aided Records can only be obtained through the mail and are NOT available at Police Headquarters. The form can be downloaded here or is also available at any police precinct, Housing Bureau public service area, or Transit Bureau district. Two copies of the form are required along with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Mail two copies of the completed form, with a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

NYPD / Criminal Records Section (Aided Unit)
One Police Plaza, Room 303
New York, NY 10038