Report a crime or concern If you know or suspect that a crime is being committed you can report it to the City. Report a noise violation Instructions for what to do if you want to report a noise violation. 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. 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.