Crime Stoppers is here to create a safer, and more secure community based around our three pillars; Police Services, The Public and The Media. Without Crime Stoppers and the guarantee of anonymity it provides to those who call in or submit tips, many criminal cases would go unsolved.
In order to ensure that we can continue to help protect the community and the success of Crime Stoppers we rely on the donations from individuals and corporations. Thank you, the community, for the tremendous support the program has and continues to receive.
Why Do We Need Crime Stoppers?
Crime Stoppers is based on the principal that “Someone other than the criminal has information that can solve a crime” and was created to combat the three major problems faced by law enforcement in generating that information:
A fear of REPRISAL
An attitude of APATHY, and
A reluctance to get INVOLVED
Crime Stoppers resolves these concerns by:
Offering ANONYMITY to people who provide information about crimes.
Paying REWARDS when the information supplied leads to arrest.
The Crime Stoppers program has enjoyed great success boasting an average conviction rate of 95% on cases solved by Crime Stoppers tips. The Crime Stoppers programs worldwide have solved over a half a million crimes and recovered over 6 billion dollars worth of stolen property and illegal drugs.
By providing information that Crime Stoppers will share with law enforcement agencies, you are providing an important and valuable public service. We understand that disclosure of your identity might put you at risk. We do everything we can to protect your anonymity. However, that anonymity may be open to challenge in the following situations:
A call to Crime Stoppers made with the intention of “furthering criminal activity or interfering with the administration of justice”. A party who is guilty of a crime cannot use Crime Stoppers to try to divert the blame onto someone else. Crime Stoppers cannot be used to try to “frame” an innocent person.
There is evidence that disclosure of some or all of a tip is necessary to establish someone’s innocence.
A tipster having received the benefit of full legal advice may, for his or her own reasons, elect to waive the privilege.
For a fuller explanation of these principles, help us to help you by reading and understanding the “Tipster Information” on the Canadian Crime Stoppers website.