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Crime Stoppers USA member programs reach 100 million dollars in tips paid out.
Since 1976 Crime Stoppers USA programs have paid informants for information leading to the arrest of criminals. ~ John Lamb
Bartlesville, Oklahoma – On February 5, 2014 Crime Stoppers USA member programs reached a milestone. Member programs have paid out over 100 million dollars in tips to anonymous informants.
John Lamb, Chairman of Crime Stoppers USA stated “This is a tremendous milestone for our programs. For over thirty-eight years the public has been able to call Crime Stoppers USA programs and leave information anonymously about criminal activity. Tips to Crime Stopper USA programs have helped solved thousands of homicides, human trafficking cases, have taken over three billion dollars of drugs off of our streets and recovered over one billion dollars of property. Crime Stopper USA programs save their communities and law enforcement tens of thousands of dollars in costs of investigations due to anonymous tips from the public.”
Crime Stoppers USA is the national Crime Stoppers organization that spans the United States to create a network of local programs that work together to prevent and solve crimes in communities and schools across the nation. Local Crime Stoppers programs are non-profit organizations led by citizens against crime. Some Crime Stoppers programs offer cash rewards of up to $1000 to persons providing anonymous information that leads to the felony arrest of criminals and fugitives. Information is received through anonymous Crime Stoppers tips that are received through a secure tips line or through a secure web connection manned by a professional program coordinator. Each caller is assigned a code number for the purpose of ensuring anonymity.
Crime Stoppers began in Albuquerque, NM in 1976. Rewards are paid by Crime Stopper USA member programs in communities across the United States and its Territories. Crime Stoppers programs can take tips from the public by telephone, websites, text message and smartphone application. Also, tips can be turned in on the national website, www.crimestoppersusa.com.