Guide to Laws about Harassment in Los Angeles
If someone is seriously harassing or threatening to harm you, call 9-1-1. Also see our Victims Rights guide for more.
Most laws regarding harassment are made at the state level. See our Guide to Laws about Harassment in California.
Exercise Your Rights
In general, if you feel your safety or the safety of others is being immediately threatened, call 911. Otherwise, you can do the following:
- If you are a victim of stalking or cyberstalking, you can report it to your local police or to the Department of Justice. Or you can talk to a personal injury lawyer (even if you have not been physically harmed).
- If you are a victim of harassment at work, you can file a claim with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, or talk to a lawyer about it. It may also be a crime, and if so, you can report it to law enforcement.
- If a crime occurred in the city of LA, whether you were the victim or not, you can report it anonymously by
- texting to 274637 and begin your message with the letters LAPD
- calling 800-222-8477 any time, 24/7
- Make sure you know your Victims’ Bill of Rights