Crimestoppers is an independent charity that gives people the power to speak up to help stop crime – 100% anonymously. We believe everyone has the right to feel safe from crime, wherever they live.
Some people refuse to speak about crime to authorities for a number of reasons, from fear of retribution to cultural expectations. It’s good to know that Crimestoppers is trusted by hundreds of thousands of people who each year safely pass on information about crime.
Our professionally staffed UK Contact Centre is open 24/7, 365 days a year. Information can be given by phoning 0800 555 111 or by completing an untraceable online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org – our charity is here to listen and here to help.
Callers are not asked for their name or any personal details and calls cannot be recorded. There is no caller line display and no 1471 facility. Online reports have the same level of anonymity as phone calls.
Every day we hear from people whose voices and crucial information would otherwise not be heard. Every day around 10 people are arrested and charged as a result of the information we receive.
Since Crimestoppers charity began in 1988, there have been more than 145,000 arrests and charges, over £140 million worth of stolen goods recovered and over £347 million worth of illegal drugs seized.
You may know us for Most Wanted, where people can view images of criminals on the run and pass on vital information anonymously about their whereabouts.
Alongside our national campaigns, we have a network of volunteers across the UK who help promote our services to those who need to hear about them.
Crimestoppers has a proactive commercial arm that sees the organisation work with corporate partners from varying sectors and industries, including the NHS and the Post Office. If you are interested in volunteering, complete an inquiry form at Crimestoppers-uk.org or contact Stuart Rawlins at Essex Crimestoppers by emailing email@example.com