History of the Program

A Community Partnership

Crime Stoppers began in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in September 1976. It is a partnership between the community, media, and law enforcement, and is designed to combat crime and keep our streets safe.

1,200 Strong & Growing

Today there are some 1,200 Crime Stoppers programs in communities around the world that take tips to assist investigators solving crimes, including homicides, sexual assaults, drug trafficking operations, and robberies. Programs have also received information that helped to prevent school shootings and criminal acts by terrorist organizations.

An Effective Crime-Fighting Concept

We need the Crime Stoppers program 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%, and tips to Crime Stoppers save law enforcement agencies thousands of dollars in investigation time.

Program Statistics

Calls to Crime Stoppers assist in putting police on the right track by identifying individuals who are responsible for committing crimes. On an accumulative basis since 1976, tips to Crime Stoppers have been responsible for the arrests of more than 600,000 individuals and and have led to the seizure of almost $7 billion worth of stolen property and illicit drugs.

For More Information

If you would like more information on the Crime Stoppers program in the United States, please visit their website.