Crime Stopppers Tip Form
Crime Stoppers is a civilian, non-profit corporation established within a community to set up a telephone hotline to receive anonymous tips about criminal activity. Tips received by Crime Stoppers are passed along to the law enforcement agency with the jurisdiction and responsibility for investigating the crime being reported. Crime Stoppers is based upon the principle that someone other than the thief or criminal has information that will assist in solving serious crimes. Crime Stoppers was created to combat two major problems faced by law enforcement in generating information about crimes:
Crime Stoppers resolves or addresses both of these problems by:
- Fear of involvement
- An attitude of apathy
- Offering anonymity to people who provide information about crimes, and
- Paying rewards when the information supplied leads to arrest.