Report a Crime (see new online reporting option below)

You are strongly encouraged to report suspicious activity or campus crime in a timely manner to Duke Police at 9-1-1 or (919) 684-2444 or by using our online reporting option. Timely reporting of information assists in keeping Duke University & Health System safe and secure. You may also report non-emergency matters anonymously through CrimeStoppers, Silent Witness or the investigations unit.

When reporting a crime, please be ready to provide information such as:

  • A brief description of what occurred
  • Where the incident occurred
  • When the incident occurred
  • Whether the suspect(s) had a weapon
  • Where and when the suspect(s) were last seen
  • What the suspect(s) looked like
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Age
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Hair Color/length
  • Clothing including shoes worn
  • Facial Hair
  • Tattoos, scars
Need a copy of a criminal report?  In many cases, after filing a criminal report, you will be able to access your report online.  After you have received your report number, go to the Duke University Police Department Online Crime Report Database and enter your last name, date of report and report number for your copy.