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What happens when I report a crime?

What happens when I report a crime? 

Whenever you report a crime to An Garda Síochána, whether you are a victim or a witness, we will ask you to:

    • Provide as much information as you can about the offence;

    • Tell us if you have any concerns about your (or your family’s safety), so we can give you appropriate advice;

    • Provide your full address and contact details.  This will allow us to update you with the progress of the investigation;

    • Update us with any other changes- you may have noticed further losses or damage since you reported the offence, or you may be suffering further effects from an injury caused by the crime.

The investigating Garda will ask you to make a statement which s/he will write down and get you to sign.  The matter will then be investigated by the Garda.  If you are the victim of the crime you should subsequently receive a letter in the mail giving you the name of the investigating Garda, the PULSE (online system?? Currently states “computer”) number of the crime, the telephone number of the Garda Station, and the number for Crime Victims Helpline.  After reporting the crime, your case will be investigated regardless of your gender, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, economic circumstances or membership of any minority group.