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Crime Stoppers

The Crime Stoppers Program offers rewards of up to $2,500 for anonymous information provided to the 800-577-TIPS hotline that leads to the arrest and indictment of a violent felon. This public/private partnership between the NYPD and the New York City Police Foundation has been an invaluable crime-fighting tool since the program's inception in 1983.

The Police Foundation administers the program, distributes rewards, and coordinates media campaigns to encourage public awareness. To ensure the anonymity of callers and to maintain rewards, Crime Stoppers is not funded through traditional Police Department resources. The Police Foundation relies on donations to support the program's rewards and public education efforts.

View the latest information on wanted suspects, including photographs, videos, and descriptions, at NYPDnews.com.

Crime Stoppers has provided clear, measurable results for our city:

  • Calls to Crime Stoppers have helped solve more than 5,300 violent crimes, including over 1,400 murders and attempted murders.
  • Over $2 million in rewards have been approved to 800-577-TIPS callers.

Private funding from individuals, corporations and foundations helps assure that criminals get the message: CRIME DOESN'T PAY. CRIME STOPPERS DOES.

Submitting a Tip

If you have information regarding a crime committed or a wanted person:

  • Call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 800-577-TIPS
  • Submit an Internet tip
  • Text your tip to "TIP577" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)