Need help?

Not sure how to download footage off your security camera? How to edit the clip? Zoom in?

It's okay. We do.

We have the right tools to get your video ready to go quickly, and we're happy to help. Report a Crime and choose any of the options outlined below.   We'll get to work on getting your crime uploaded right away.

Why Videos & Pictures?

Both are needed to get your chance of success to increase from under 20% to over 50% success.
We've been in the crime reporting business for a while, and we've noticed that when crimes are posted without any pictures or videos, they take significantly longer to get resolved - if they ever do.

On the other hand, when users post crystal clear, short, descriptive video clips PLUS take the time to include great photo's and information, the community responds.  
Our test community seen 50% of these posts get a resolution.

Videos give everyone the confidence that the crime happened. It's your way of communicating that this is real.  It can also help people get involved emotionally in a way that pictures or a description often doesn't do.

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Guidelines for Reporting a Crime



- More than 2 minutes long

- Dead space

- Using a mobile phone to record crime on a screen



- Under 2 minutes long

- Clearly see crime in action

- Video of crime builds trust          which creates action

Video Do's & Don'ts

Photos Do's & Don'ts

- Every new crime should have    an image

- Close and clear images of          suspect

- Different angels

- Face images too far away-too          small

- No facial or profile information

- Relying just on video

At Lightcatch, we understand what it feels like to be a victim of a crime. It can be frightening and confusing.

We also know that time is of the essence in getting your video footage to users and the authorities.

If you are stuck we'll be glad to help.

Here are some of the ways we can help:

Really Stuck?

Provide help getting video out of security camera system.

+ if over 1 hr



Once Posted

Verify community input the next two hours + update the police on your behalf.

Reporting trouble is free.

Images will be blurred until a crime or legal compliance can be verified

If a community volunteer (we admiringly call them CrowdAdmin's) are available in your area they may be able to unblurr images for no charge..  24x7 the Lightcatch team can also verify a crime and engage with the community on your behalf.  This is a paid service versus having a local volunteer help.If what';s just happened is valuable or important it may be worth it to hire us.

Prepare your video and photos as outlined below.
Your likelihood of success could increase to over 50%
Next describe what happened without offering rewards or threats.

Just the facts enable people to see how to help quicker and easier.


Edit and optimize the crime video.  

Create photos that are the most likely to get results.