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About Crime Stoppers
CrimeStoppers is an independent charity that gives you the power to speak up to stop crime, 100% anonymously.
Whoever you are, wherever you live, from communities to companies. By phone and online, 24/7, 365 days a year.
CrimeStoppers also share advice on how to protect the people you care about from crime, so everyone can feel safe.
After receiving your call or a completed anonymous online form, CrimeStoppers create a report that brings together all the information you gave them, making sure it doesn't contain any information that could identify you.
Your report is sent to the relevant authority with the legal responsibility to investigate crimes, make arrests and charge people in order to bring them to justice. This could be your local police force or an agency such as the UK Border Agency or HM Revenue & Customs.
CrimeStoppers' research confirms that nearly a fifth of the public have known about a crime, but chose not to talk to the police (according to insights drawn from various research projects commissioned by Crimestoppers, 2015-17).
Some of the reasons for people not speaking out include:
- I do not want to talk to the police
- I need to report someone I know
- I am worried that others will know if I speak out
- I am not sure if what I know will help
- I do not want to get involved with courts
But, hundreds of thousands of people do contact CrimeStoppers every year to report things like Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), possession of weapns, domestic violence, robbery and idetification of fugitives.