July 8, 2014 11:17 am

OPP launches new online crime reporting system

File Photo of O.P.P. cruiser.

Dave Chidley / File / The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Victims of crimes such as theft from vehicles and property damage can now report these to provincial police online.

Ontario Provincial Police say the new Citizen Self Reporting portal will allow the public to report select, non-emergency incidents.

An officer will not be immediately dispatched, which the force says will free up police to focus on other, more serious crime enforcement efforts.

People will only be able to report incidents that do not involve an injury, a suspect or evidence. If requested, an officer will be dispatched.

The system is meant to make reporting more convenient and police say it’s hoped more crimes will be reported as a result.

The system is available at opp.ca.

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