Tell us something anonymously
Crimestoppers is an independent charity helping to find criminals and solve crimes. It gives you the chance to give information anonymously either by phone or online.
Crimestoppers are not the police:
- you won’t have to give your name
- your call won’t be traced or recorded
- you won’t have to make a statement
- you’ll never have to go to court
Crimestoppers has never broken its guarantee of anonymity. No one will ever have to know you called. Yet, the simple piece of information you give could help police make an arrest.
The police can’t always solve crime on their own – they need to be pointed in the right direction by local people. Information you give Crimestoppers will be passed on to the police but at no time will your personal details be asked for.
Crimestoppers want to know what you know NOT who you are.
How do I contact Crimestoppers?
You can share information with Crimestoppers in two ways: by calling 0800 555 111 any time of day or night, or by filling in a secure ‘giving information’ form on the Crimestoppers website.
The form is completely secure. It’s designed to ensure your anonymity and means you can pass on vital information from home by answering a few simple questions.
Though Crimestoppers works closely with the police and other law enforcement agencies, it is independent and not attached to any police stations.
What happens when I call Crimestoppers?
When you call Crimestoppers you’ll speak to a specially trained person. They’ll take the information you give them, make sure it doesn’t contain anything that could identify you and pass it on to the police. At no time will your personal details be asked for.
Rewards are available for callers who provide information leading to the arrest and charge of an offender. If the information you supply leads to an arrest and charge, you could get a cash reward of up to £1,000. Less than 1 per cent of people who could claim a reward actually do so.
These rewards are funded by the Crimestoppers Trust, who are an independent registered charity.