Please do not attempt to apprehend or take any action beyond reporting the whereabouts of wanted criminals. If you need immediate assistance or would like to report criminal activity, please contact your local police department or appropriate agency or call 911.
The following agencies or organizations maintain their own most wanted or fugitive lists, with some cases offering rewards for information:
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) Most Wanted Fugitives list includes photos, and ATF contact information.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) shows the DEA Fugitives being tracked in each region of the country—includes photos and details.
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery which uses force, fraud, or coercion to exploit its victims for some type of labor or commercial sex purpose.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.
The Polaris Project, a leading organization in the fight to end human trafficking, has a full list of warning signs to help you determine if you or someone you know is or has been a victim of human trafficking. A few potential warning signs include an individual who:
Isn't free to come and go as they please from either work or home
Works excessively long and/or unusual hours
Is under 18 and is providing commercial sex acts
Is fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, or nervous/paranoid
Shows signs of physical and/or sexual abuse, physical restraint, confinement, or torture
The FBI's human trafficking page explains the culture of modern day human trafficking. It shares stories of successful prosecutions of traffickers, explains victims' rights, and offers suggestions for coping with the trauma of victimization.
Contact the Loveisrespect hotline if you or someone you know is a victim of teen dating violence. Reach a peer advocate anytime by phone at 1-866-331-9474, by texting ‘loveis’ to 22522, or by chat online.
Call womenshealth.gov at 1-800-994-9662 to get more information on sexual assault.
Laws pertaining to restraining orders (or orders of protection) vary from state to state, so you will want to contact your local police department or local court. Police and local court personnel can assist you with the process of filing for a restraining order.
Contact information for local police or sheriff's departments is in your local telephone directory under Police Departments. Contact a state, county, or municipal court for more information.
As with any kind of potential legal dispute, you may want to obtain legal advice.
Federal law defines child pornography as any kind of visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor (any person younger than 18). This includes drawings, cartoons, sculptures, paintings, photographs, films, videos, or computer-generated images or pictures.
If you want to report criminal activity, contact your local law enforcement authorities first. They can determine if a report of criminal activity needs attention. If this is an emergency, call 911.
How to Report Local or State Law Violations
Suspicious or suspected criminal activity (traffic violations, illegal drugs, etc.) is reported to your local police, sheriff's department, or your nearest state police office. Contact information is in your local telephone directory under Police Departments or Local Governments.
How to Report Federal Law Violations
The public corruption website from the FBI offers information on different types of public corruption.
Report Government Vehicle Misuse or Reckless Driving
To report the misuse or reckless driving of a government vehicle, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following information:
Date of the incident
Time of the incident
Location of alleged misuse
Activity that is the cause of your concern
License Plate (EX: GXX-XXXXX for GSA owned vehicles)
GSA leased vehicles all have license plates that have the following structure (GXX-XXXXX). If the license plate does not begin with a G, then it is not owned by GSA. However, if the license plate follows the approved license plate codes for Executive Branch agencies and other federal entities, we can forward the report to the owning agency on your behalf. You can also look up the agency license plate code.
Other helpful information includes:
Description of vehicle (color, vehicle type, make/model, etc)