Losing property causes enough of a problem! Reporting it should not add to the inconvenience, cue Report My Loss...

How Report My Loss Works

Report My Loss is an online service used by thousands of people each month to securely and conveniently submit details of lost property.

Launched in 2008 and expanded to North America in 2016 as part of the rollout of the Recipero Crime Reduction Ecosystem in the US, Report My Loss operates nationally providing numerous benefits not least of which is drastically improved property repatriation rates!

Report My Loss Ecosystem

Loss reporting ecosystem

The process is simple:

When a member of the public creates a new loss report it is placed on a secure database. The lost item can be searched by law enforcement and lost property offices nationally increasing the chances of lost items being identified and returned whilst decreasing the chances of associated criminality.

  • A report is submitted online at a time and place convenient to the person making the report.
  • Once submitted it is immediately searchable by via the law enforcement NMPR system.
  • Any updates or changes made to the report are also immediately viewable.
  • If your lost item is recovered by law enforcement, they can quickly identify the owner and return the property.
  • In the event of needing to make an insurance claim, Report My Loss certificates can be used to provide a formal loss reference that the insurer can verify.

The benefits of the system are numerous

For the people that have lost possessions Report My Loss has increased the likelihood of getting belongings back and made insurance claims more straight forward, importantly with the minimum of inconvenience and where relevant cost. It also helps free up valuable law enforcement resources through:

  • Making the reporting process for the public and law enforcement more efficient.
  • Improving report detail and accuracy as reports are easily corrected and added to.
  • Reports being searchable force-wide/nationally rather than being isolated to local systems.
  • Law enforcement officers and resources becoming freed up to focus on other activities.
  • Recovered property becoming more easily identifiable and returned to people. This not only fulfils the primary aim of Report My Loss, but also creates further savings though reduced property storage costs for law enforcement.

History of Report My Loss

The Report My Loss system was developed in 2008 by Recipero who are the providers of the Recipero Crime Reduction Ecosystem. Today through its connections to the NMPR the system ensures that details of lost items are instantly available to law enforcement nationally, increasing the chances of recovery exponentially.

UK Police led the way in adoption of the system and after a highly successful pilot the Report My Loss system became the default system through which the public and Police officers record details of lost property, with some UK police departments fully subsidizing the system making use of it free in their regions.

Many regions that have adopted Report My Loss have quickly recognized the benefits of the system which thanks to its links to the Police NMPR and other systems like Immobilize helped deliver a joined up county-wide/state-wide/nation-wide solution.