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
  • Molestation
  • Attempted rape
  • 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. 

Report Sexual Assault Online

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.