What is Crime Stoppers?
Crime Stoppers began in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September 1976 and is a partnership of the community, the media and law enforcement designed to combat crime and keep our streets safe.
Today there are some 1,200 Crime Stoppers programs in communities around the world that take tips to assist investigators to solve crimes including homicides, sexual assaults, drug trafficking operations and robberies, just to name a few. Programs have also received information that has prevented school shooting and criminal acts by terrorist organizations.
Crime Stoppers programs are operated not for profit and are managed by a volunteer board of directors. The board is responsible for fundraising and paying rewards to individuals who anonymously call or submit online tips with information that helps solve crime.
Rewards are paid for tips that lead to the arrest and indictment of people charged with felony offences and to date, Crime Stoppers statistics show a conviction rate of some 95 percent.
731 Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers of Jackson Madison County is a nonprofit organization that unites the community, law enforcement and the media to bring criminals to justice and keep the community safe. We provide a way for callers to submit anonymous tips and offer rewards up to $1000 for information that leads to an arrest. On behalf of our organization thank you for giving back and joining us in the effort to stop crime and keep our community safe. As a nonprofit, our organization depends on the support from businesses and community members to allow us to operate.
731 Crime Stoppers provides the community a way to remain anonymous source for reporting criminal activity or giving information about a crime. We partner with the media and Law Enforcement to get information about crime and wanted fugitives. As always, all tipsters stay anonymous and we offer rewards up to $1000 if a tip leads to an arrest. Since inception in 1983, our organization has have led to hundreds of arrests, seizures of drugs, weapons and property, helping solve crimes ranging from misdemeanor warrants to homicides. 731 Crime Stoppers County plays an important role in keeping our community safe. Our organization relies on donations and fund raising events to fund our reward money and operational costs.
Why do we need Crime Stoppers?
Because Crime Stoppers works, it is an extremely effective crime fighting concept that solves crime and keeps our streets safe. Statistics show an average conviction rate of 95 percent and tips to Crime Stoppers save law enforcement agencies thousands of dollars in investigation time. Calls and online tips submitted to Crime Stoppers assist in putting police on the right track by identifying individuals who are responsible for committing crimes.
Today there are some 1,200 Crime Stoppers programs in 20 countries, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Central America and the Caribbean. On an accumulative basis since 1976, tips to Crime Stoppers have been responsible for the arrests of around 600,000 individuals and led to the seizure of close to $7 billion in stolen property and illicit drugs.
Meet the Team
These are the people that dedicate themselves tirelessly each and everyday to make sure you area is safe and you get paid. Please be courteous to them!
The One and Only LT Mike Johnson. Serving our community for more than 29 years in law enforcement. He is the program Coordinator