Report a crime or concern If you know or suspect that a crime is being committed you can report it to the City. Submit a tip to the police Instructions on how to submit an anonymous tip to the police via text, phone, email, or using an online form. Report child abuse or neglect Call the DHS hotline at (215) 683-6100 24 hours a day, seven days a week to report suspected abuse or neglect of children. Report elder abuse When and how to report elder abuse in Philadelphia. Report graffiti How to report graffiti to be removed. Report wrongdoing in City government How to report possible unethical or illegal activities within City government to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Report possible fraud, waste, or other issues on contracts How to report possible fraud, abuse, safety issues, or waste on contracts to the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO).