Welcome to The Austin Police Department's crime awareness section created to educate the public about crime trends and to provide quick easy methods for getting involved and reporting suspicious activity.

Partnering with the community helps identify and mitigate unnecessary risks for accidental as well as intended events. Reporting and sharing suspicious activity is one step in reducing those risks.

Remember the See Something Say Something program is about behaviors and activities, not individuals.

Processing Tips 

When submitting a tip, you are not creating an official police report and no other follow-up is necessary on your part. Your personal information is not required and you may remain anonymous, however it can be helpful if we need to contact you to clarify a question or resolve what you are reporting.

The Austin Police Department will review all tips and will determine the appropriate course of action to be taken. This system should not be used to report active criminal conduct that requires an immediate police response. If this is an emergency please call 911. 

Submit a Tip: 

Various Crime Stopper organizations

Austin Police Department TIPS Hotline: 512-472-TIPS (8477)

Other Resources

APD Helpful Phone Numbers

Crime Viewer and Statistics