What is CrimeStoppers?
CrimeStoppers is a community program in which members of the community, the media, law enforcement agencies, and businesses work together to solve crime. Citizens are encouraged, via cash rewards and a promise of anonymity, to provide information leading to the arrest of criminals.
Who is Involved?
CrimeStoppers is made up of volunteers in Durham City and County, your neighbors, who are willing to take action against crime. We want our community to be a safe one and we are willing to work to make it that way. A board of directors – members of our community who have volunteered to give their time and talents to the program – administer the program.
How does it Work?
Information related to unsolved crimes and wanted persons are distributed to the community via the media. Citizens are encouraged to call CrimeStoppers and anonymously give any information related to the unsolved crime. CrimeStoppers forwards the information to the investigating law enforcement agency within Durham County. If the information is used by law enforcement and leads to a felony arrest, the caller would be eligible to receive a cash reward. Rewards range from $100 to $1,200 dollars.
All of us benefit. A criminal who is taken from the mainstream of our community is not a threat to you, your children or your business. In a community where citizens work together to solve crimes, the threat of swift, sure punishment serves as a strong deterrent to would-be criminals.
How Can You Help?
Call us and provide some information or click to make a donation. We depend on the support of individuals, professional associations, corporations, retailers, civic and social groups. CrimeStoppers’ only purpose is to make our community a better and safer place to live and we need your help to reach that goal. CrimeStoppers gives every citizen the opportunity to actually do something about the problem of crime in our community. Your donations will have an actual impact in reducing crime and removing criminals from our community.
Is it Tax Deductible?
CrimeStoppers has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501c(3) organization, and therefore contributions may be tax deductible. Check with your tax preparer to determine what is deductible on your tax return.