Describing A Person
If you are a victim of
crime, a witness to a criminal act, or you see a person acting in a
suspicious manner, it is important for you to know that the more information
you can provide about a suspect or a suspicious person to the police, the
greater the chance that the suspect or suspicious person will be identified
and/or apprehended. Below are tips about the type of factors that can be
used to describe persons:
- Gender, race,
approximate age, approximate height, approximate weight.
- Description of glasses,
hat, coat or jacket, shirt, pants, shoes, gloves, skirts, jewelry, or
absence of any of these items.
Hair Style and Color
- Hair color, hair style
(long, short, medium, balding, straight, curly, wavy, afro, braided).
- Full beard, goatee,
mustache, unshaven, sideburns, clean shaven, facial hair color.
- Color, crossed, bulging,
squint, blink, afflicted.
- Protruding ears, pierced
ears or other facial piercing, flat or long nose, harelip, protruding or
- Gold, gold design,
missing, caps, broken, protruding, very white, decaying, stained,
dentures, halitosis (Bad Breath).
- Light, medium, dark,
pock marks, freckles, pimples, scars.
- Profane/abusive, soft,
polite, apologetic, accent, stutter, deep, raspy, high, lisp, effeminate,
educated or uneducated.
Missing Body Parts
- Ears, eye, arm, hand,
finger (s), leg, foot.
- Face, arm, hand,
fingers, body, names, initials, work phrases, picture, design.
Scars / Marks
- Forehead, face, cheek,
nose, chin, arm, hand.
- Neatly dressed, dirty,
- Ski mask, stocking mask,
Band-Aid, wig, gloves, mask, hat/cap.
- Revolver, semi-auto
pistol, shotgun, color, knife, size, other weapon and description.