Crimestoppers – What do they do?


By offering a 100% anonymous reporting service, Crimestoppers gives people the power to speak up in order to stop crime. They want to highlight how everyone can make a big difference when it comes to helping keep communities safe together during National Home Security Month by highlighting how they’re working across the UK.

What would you do if you knew or suspected that someone in your area was behind a burglary every 40 seconds?

Getting in touch with the police seems like the obvious answer, but sometimes it’s hard to do. It is likely that if you go to the police, they’ll find out that it was you that spoke up, that you’ll have to give evidence, or that you’re unsure if your information will make a difference if the person behind the crime lives locally or is someone you see often.

That’s where Crimestoppers comes in.

The charity believes that everyone should feel safe from crime, regardless of where they live. For over 30 years, we’ve provided a unique, 100% anonymous reporting service, available 24/7, 365 days a year, so people can voice their concerns about crimes in their communities safely and securely.

Is it possible to keep you anonymous?

The core focus is on guaranteeing 100% anonymity and protection for the public. Whether you contact us on the phone and talk to one of our trained team or fill out our secure online form, we never trace or record your number or IP address, nor do we ask who you are or any personal details – even if you tell us accidentally, we won’t keep it. If you have any information about a crime, our team will listen to it and pass it on for you. You can read more about what we do here.

How does your information get handled?

The team ensures that we do not have anything identifiable that could link back to you before submitting your report to the appropriate police force, so even though your call is anonymous, it still has a great impact. Approximately 10 people are arrested and charged every day as a result of information provided to Crimestoppers, and since we were founded, we have arrested 151,000 people and charged them with crimes, and recovered over £139 million worth of stolen goods.

Communities working together to keep each other safe

The new #SafeStreet campaign highlights the benefits of working together with streets and residents up and down the UK during National Home Security Month. Through top home safety tips, to how to get involved in volunteering and community schemes, we have all the power to make a Safe Street a reality, so that the only thing getting raided this autumn is the fridge, and the only thing you’ll lose is an hour’s sleep when the clocks change.

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