Report a Sexual Assault
A sexual assault is any unwanted sexual contact. It might include, but is not limited to:
- Unwanted kissing
- Unwanted hugging or groping
- Attempted rape
Sexual assaults may happen once, more than once, or even over the course of years.
When should I report a sexual assault online?
If you are the survivor of sexual assault, you can report the incident online if:
- You are not in danger
- The person who assaulted you is not present
- There is no evidence present that may be collected by police (blood, semen, saliva, etc.). Evidence can be collected for up to 12 days after the sexual assault has occurred.
- You have access to a private email address, to which the suspect does not have access
You should not file a sexual assault report online if:
- You are in danger
- The sexual assault just happened, or the person who assaulted you is nearby
- You are less than 16 years old
- You were also the victim of domestic violence
- You are injured or require medical attention
- You do not have access to a private email address
If any of the above is true, call 9-1-1 in the case of an emergency, contact the non-emergency line at 905-546-4925, or attend a station to have an officer take your report.
Filing a false police report is a crime.
Please disable any pop-up blocking software or plug-in before filing an online report.
Sexual Assault Victim Support
Hamilton Police Service understands that while sexual assaults often cause long-lasting trauma, survivors may have difficulty speaking about incidents with friends, family members, or police officers.
We want to bring sexual assault cases to a resolution by conducting a professional and thorough investigation, while also providing assistance and the resources necessary to support victims during this period of recovery. Learn more about supports available to survivors of sexual assault.
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