Frequently Asked Questions


How much are the rewards?

Reward amounts depend on the severity of the crime and the type of information provided by the caller.  These amounts are determined by the Board of Directors.

Will you reveal who called?

Absolutely not, we don’t know who you are, and we don’t want to know.  Durham CrimeStoppers has been around for 30+ years and ensuring the anonymity of our callers has been the foundation for our success.  We do not ask for your name, we just want your information.

Are calls recorded?

No, we do not have any telephone recording equipment.

How will I be paid if I am anonymous?

Once you qualify for a reward CrimeStoppers will coordinate arrangements for callers to be paid.  Callers are often met in public places and paid in cash.

How do I find out if I qualify for a reward?

To check on the status of your tip contact us at 919-683-1200 during business hours Tuesday-Friday.  Tips take different periods of time to investigate.   If you provided information on a wanted person then you can call within a few days to find out if your tip led to an arrest.  If you provided information that requires additional investigation then you can call back in a few weeks to find out if your tip led to a felony arrest, and if you are qualified  for a reward.  All tips must be claimed within 6 months from the date the tip was provided.