To report crime:
Call 911 If you observe a crime taking place or are the victim of any criminal activity
Call 291-1111 for a non-emergency--for example, call 291-1111 if you witnessed a crime that has already taken place and there is no danger to anyone.
Call 292-5512, St. Paul Western District Office at to file a report if the police did not come out to the scene of a crime
We strongly you to report all crimes to the Police.
To read crime reports:
The Pioneer Press has a easy to use crime data app.
Or, see the St. Paul Police Department Crime reports page. You can find two week reports which are the most current or monthly reports organized by the crime grid numbers on the map posted on this page.
Please contact us if you would like help organizing on a crime issue. We highly encourage that you develop a block club list so you can easily contact your neighbors. Contact us for more info on working with your neighbors to organize your block.
Home security ideas:
- Use a one inch deadbolt locks on solid exterior doors
- Keep garage and home doors locked at all times—even when you are home or in the yard
- Pin or lock your windows when you leave your house
- Secure your basement windows with screws, a grille, or bars
- Keep your garage doors closed and locked at all times and keep the car locked even if the garage is locked
Make your home look occupied:
- When you are gone for the evening, leave an outdoor and indoor light on
- Leave a radio, TV, etc., on when your home is not occupied at night or during the day
- When you go on vacation, have a neighbor watch your house, move drapes, mow lawn/shovel snow, and collect mail and newspapers.
You can find more ways to prevent burglary here.
- Keep valuables such as bicycles and lawn equipment locked and out of sight
- Keep shrubbery, bushes and hedges trimmed to a height of 3 feet or less
- If you have a fence, be sure your neighbors see through it or over it
- If you have exterior lights, check that it prevents shadows where burglars could hide at night
- Create a block map listing neighbors' names, phone numbers, and addresses and keep by your phone and use it! Call your neighbors to check if that out-of-place car is theirs or if you see they left their garage door open.
- Call 911 to report suspicious activity or crimes to police and teach your children to do the same
- Look before answering the door and ask strangers at your door for proper identification before talking to them
- Have children tell strangers "Mommy (or Daddy) is busy" rather than "Mommy (or Daddy) is not home"
- If someone came to the door needing help, you make the phone call to the police (or other necessary calls) rather than letting the person come in
Additional crime prevention tips are available from the St. Paul Police.
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