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Report a Crime or Submit a Complaint

If this is an emergency, contact 911 immediately. 

This resource page contains information on reporting various types of crimes to Justice Department components and other government agencies and trusted partners.

Here, you can also learn how to submit complaints related to discrimination or civil rights violations and complaints against DOJ employees or DOJ-funded organizations. 

Report a Crime

Submit an FBI Tip online, or call your local FBI field office or Legal Attaché Office (U.S. citizens overseas)

Submit a report on the Civil Rights Reporting Portal

See's Reporting Crimes page for information on how to report and respond to other types of crimes and criminal behavior


Submit a Complaint

If you or someone else has experienced discrimination, contact us by visiting the Civil Rights Reporting Portal.

The Civil Rights Division enforces federal laws that protect people from unlawful discrimination. These laws apply in many settings, including:

  • Work
  • School
  • Housing
  • Voting
  • Stores and businesses
  • Public spaces
  • Public benefits
  • Government services
  • And more

These laws protect people from discrimination based on many factors, including:

  • Race/color
  • National origin
  • Language
  • Sex
  • Disability
  • Religion
  • Immigration & citizenship status
  • Family status
  • Age
  • Servicemember status
  • Genetic information

We also enforce laws that protect people from human trafficking, law enforcement misconduct, and hate crimes.

Information about our language assistance services - This includes instructions in Arabic, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, French, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

Updated September 15, 2023