Reporting a crime


If you live in Ireland and are a victim of a crime, you should contact the Gardai (Irish police force). The emergency services telephone number is 999 or 112. In less urgent situations, you should contact your local Garda station.

The Gardaí must give your case equal priority with other cases, whatever your gender, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, economic circumstances or membership of any minority group. Read here for more information about reporting a crime to the Gardaí.

The Gardai will explain the investigation process to you and make sure that you are kept informed about the progress of the investigation, including whether a suspect is charged or cautioned. You will also be told about the support services available to victims of crime.

Crimestoppers is a partnership between the Gardai and the business community. You can give information to the Gardai about any criminal investigation using the confidential freephone number 1800 25 00 25. This confidential freephone number is staffed by members of the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

The Garda Traffic Watch hotline allows you report incidents of dangerous driving to the Gardai so that the drivers can be intercepted, cautioned and brought through the courts process. The Garda Traffic Watch hotline is contactable by telephone at 1890 205 805.

Furher information on reporting a crime is available on the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) website.

You can find information on reporting a missing person on the Garda website.

Page edited: 16 June 2015