SF District Attorney


Auto Burglary Tip Line

If this is an emergency, there is an immediate threat to you or others, or a crime is in progress, please call 911.

If you are the victim of an auto burglary in San Francisco (also known as “theft from vehicle” or “car break-in”), please visit the nearest police station to file a report or complete an online report of the incident with the San Francisco Police Department here.  

There were more than 30,000 reported incidents of auto burglary in San Francisco in 2017, resulting in just 481 arrests, and 391 prosecutions. The SFDA Auto Burglary Tip Line is a tool to engage the community in a collaborative effort to gather information to more effectively investigate and prosecute auto burglary in San Francisco. 

If you have specific information about an auto burglary incident in San Francisco, such as suspect information, photos, or video, please click on the SFDA Auto Burglary Tip Line Form link below, and carefully review the Policy & Terms of Use. If you do have photos or video that you would like to share, please maintain the original media files. A successful prosecution of auto burglary cases requires strong evidence, including evidence proving forced entry into a locked vehicle with the intent to steal. Any information you can provide is valued.

Complete the SFDA Auto Burglary Tip Line Form 

(If you are unable to attach files through the form, please send them via email to SFDA.AutoBurgTips@sfgov.org


Policy & Terms of Use
Completion of the form is completely voluntary. All information that you provide on the form will be kept confidential by the District Attorney’s Office to the fullest extent permissible under the law. Your information will be accessed by law enforcement personnel for investigative purposes. You may be contacted by law enforcement to assist in a criminal investigation.
Terms of Use: Our goal is to deter crime and promote public safety through collaboration between the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and the communities we serve. Accordingly, all individuals who share information through the form agree to the following terms and conditions:
1. Information related to criminal activity, including testimony, may be used as evidence by law enforcement during any stage of a criminal proceeding. 
2. Your voluntary completion of the form does not make you an agent and/or employee of the City & County of San Francisco and/or the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.
3. If necessary, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office will contact you directly, using the information provided on the form, to request additional information.
By submitting this information, you understand and agree to the above policy and terms of use.