Crimestoppers is an independent charity
Crimestoppers operate a telephone number 0800 555 111 and an on-line secure form at
www.crimestoppers-uk.org where anyone can pass on information about criminal activity anonymously.
When someone calls no personal details are taken only the facts about the criminal activity are noted by the call handler. Crimestoppers don’t record, trace or take note of any details that could identify the caller. We are not interested in who you are just what you know. The criminal information you give us is passed straight to the Police for their action.
When you pass anonymous information to Crimestoppers you make a real difference.
As a result of information passed to Crimestoppers.....
- One person every 10 days is charged with murder
- In 2013-14 £18million of illegal drugs were taken off the streets
- Around 17 people are arrested every day
- In the last 27 years 1.6 million actionable calls have been taken.
- Over 132,000 arrests to date.
- Call any time 24/7 to talk to an experienced call agent.
- Crimestoppers will ask questions about the crime you have information on but never about you. Talking things
- through helps you provide the full picture and makes sure the best use can be made of your information. It's a good idea to ring when you've got time to talk and won't be disturbed. If you are at all concerned, reassure yourself by dialing 141 before 0800 555 111, which blocks your phone number. Or use a phone box – it's free.
- Crimestoppers is a 0800 number, calls are free from a landline and don't show up on a BT or cable phone bill. Calls to Crimestoppers by mobile phone may be charged and may show up on an itemised bill.
- If English is not your first language, you can still give information anonymously via a translation service. Your call will be answered by someone who speaks English and you will need to tell them which language you speak
- You can fill in a secure online form to give information. Questions are provided to help you know what helps and is important to support a future investigation. Remember, the more detailed the information passed to the police or other law enforcement agency, the better opportunity they will have to investigate.
- The information you send arrives over a secure internet connection which makes sure you, and your computer, are anonymous. The trained call handlers read what you have sent and will take out any information that might identify you before forwarding it to the relevant authorities.
- Almost half of all Crimestoppers information is now received online
- Then What Happens: When you have finished a report is created that brings together all the information you gave. The call handlers will check that the report contains no information that might identify you. The police have to thoroughly research the information received in order to act on it. This ensures only accurate information is dealt with and not malicious information to ‘set someone up’. The police cannot get a search warrant or make an arrest based solely on anonymous information – there needs to be other intelligence that supports the Crimestoppers’ information.
- If you don't see a quick resolution, don't think your information hasn't been of use
- So if you have any information on a crime, see something suspicious that you would prefer to report without giving your details, call 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org to use the secure online form.
So if you think the police would be interested in what you know don’t be worried about getting involved, dragged in, named as the neighbour who went to the police as you can pass on what you know anonymously through Crimestoppers.
Crimestoppers’ 100% guarantee of anonymity helping communities like yours for over 27 years