How Effective is Crime Stoppers?
Since inception, the Crime Stoppers Program has received numerous tips resulting in thousands of arrests and recovery of substantial amounts of property. Tips have included information about murders, robberies, rapes, assaults, drugs, firearms, and other offenses.
The success of a Crime Stoppers Program is not judged purely by statistics, as there are other noted benefits:
- A greater awareness in the community that there are crime problems.
- Given the opportunity and motivation, there is a greater willingness of the community to fight back against crime.
- Improved relationships between police, the community, and the media.
- Crime Stoppers is definitely here to stay. The program has been accepted by police as a valid and effective tool, and the public, through its overwhelming response, appears to have accepted it as a more palatable alternative to traditional methods of giving information.
FIGHTING CRIME TAKES TEAMWORK!