What to Do If You Witness or Are a Victim of a Crime
Call 911 immediately.
Be as specific as possible when reporting an incident. Include its time, location and detailed descriptions of the parties involved.
Remember, if a crime is not reported, it is as though it never happened, and appropriate manpower will not be allocated to resolve the issue.
Drug Dealing: to anonymously report all types of drug dealing activity (call your local police precinct as well, if the problem is ongoing). A drug deal in progress should be immediately reported to 911.
Quality of Life Issues: to report a non-emergency situation, i.e. disorderly conduct, panhandling, graffiti, littering, noise, public drinking, etc, call 311.
Crime Stoppers: To report a violent crime after the fact call 800-577-TIPS.
Stuyvesant H.S. School Safety: 212 312-4956 Sgt. Daniel Vidal. Notify School Safety if you have information regarding criminal activity in/or around the school. Exception: call 911 immediately for crimes that pose an immediate threat to the safety and well-being of yourself or others.
Identity Theft: Manhattan District Attorneys Hotline: 212 335-9600 or call the Federal Trade Commission:877-438-4338; Web site: www.ftc.gov. Provides excellent online information on identity theft.
DYCD Youthline: 800-246-4646 or 311: (M-Fri 9a-7p) a toll-free telephone information service for young people, parents, service providers, and the community. Individuals can talk to DYCD YOUTHLINES 16 to 24 year old Listeners, about anything on their minds. Listeners are capable of assisting callers in any type of situation whether it is a youth in crisis, family conflict, relationship problems, or help in locating after school and recreation programs in their neighborhoods. DYCD YOUTHLINE listeners utilize AT&Ts Language Line to communicate with callers in 152 languages.