What is CrimeStoppers?

CrimeStoppers is a tip line, 919-683-1200, that gives tipsters an avenue to report criminal activity anonymously.   It is a partnership between the community, the media, law enforcement agencies, and businesses working together to solve crime. Callers are encouraged, via cash rewards and a promise of anonymity, to provide information leading to the arrest of suspected criminals.

Who is Involved?

Durham CrimeStoppers is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers from the Durham community, 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.  These volunteers establish CrimeStoppers policy, raise funds, and determine the amount and method of reward payments.

How does it Work?

Information related to unsolved crimes and wanted persons is distributed to the community via various forms of media. Tipsters are encouraged to call CrimeStoppers and anonymously give any information related to the unsolved crime or fugitive. 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 tipster may be eligible to receive a cash reward. Reward payments range from a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $2,000 dollars, depending on the severity of the crime.

What can be reported?

CrimeStoppers takes tips about crimes occurring in Durham County, NC.  CrimeStoppers takes information about crimes that have already occurred.  These tips are frequently about drug sales, weapons violations, shootings, robberies, murders, etc.  CrimeStoppers also takes tips regarding people with active warrants.  If you have an emergency and need immediate police response you should call 911.  To provide information call CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200 or click the “Submit a Tip” link above. 

Who Benefits?

The community!  The program is a true partnership between the community, the media, and law enforcement.  The community is involved and crimes are solved. Stolen property, guns, and drugs are recovered.  CrimeStoppers helps to make Durham a better place to live, work, and play.

How Can You Help?

Call us at 919-683-1200 or click the “Submit a Tip” button above 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 everyone 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.

How Big are the Rewards?

Rewards range from $100 to $2,000. The amount of the reward is based on the seriousness of the crime and the amount and type of information provided by the caller.

Who Do I Call?

Call 919-683-1200 for English or Spanish 24 hours a day. You can also click the “Submit a Tip” link above. Remember tipsters always remain anonymous.

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.