First Information Report (FIR) is a written document prepared by police when they receive information about any criminal offence.

First Information Report

This explainer discusses the First Information Report (FIR) and how to file an FIR. It primarily deals with the law laid out in the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.


At what point will an FIR become a court case?

What is the difference between an FIR and a private complaint?

I am not able to go to the police station. Is there any other way I can file an FIR?

I am a victim of a crime, but because of certain fears, I did not report it immediately. Would it affect my case if the FIR was registered late?

Can the police refuse to register my FIR?

What is the value of an FIR in a case? Why do I have to file it?