Why reporting crime is important

Bloomington Police want to remind residents about the importance of reporting crimes. Consider it your neighborly duty to report crimes or other suspicious activity.

Often, criminals develop patterns of illegal activity and find areas they prefer to target. When you report a crime and all the facts about it, the information helps police to assign officers where crimes occur and could happen again. Your report will help keep your community safe. 

According to the national Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2018:

  • At least half of crimes went unreported.
  • Only 43% of violent crimes were reported.
  • Only 34% of property crimes were reported.

For more information, visit blm.mn/police.