Seattle police have launched an online system for residents to report low-level property crimes, reports the Seattle Times. The system will allow crime victims to report property thefts of less than $500, property-damage crimes, car break-ins, and identity theft.
The online-reporting system is just an option, said police spokesman Mark Jamieson, and doesn’t replace calling the Seattle Police Department’s nonemergency number. The online-reporting system is not for emergencies. Citizens in danger or who have an emergency should call 911. Jamieson said people are encouraged to use the online system to report a low-level property crime if the suspect is gone, or when there is little to no information on a suspect.