Does Crime Stoppers Work?

 

• Where cases are tracked, it has been found that 97 percent of the cases where Crime Stoppers TIPS result in an arrest, there is also a conviction.

• There are no known cases of retaliation against anonymous tipsters.

• There are many cases where tipsters step forward and testify.

• There are many cases where suspects give themselves up after being featured on Crime Stopper programs in the media.

• In the Central Okanagan, as of October 1996, there have been over 950 suspects arrested, over 1150 cases cleared, over 1.3 million dollars in stolen property recovered, and over 8 million dollars in illegal drugs taken off the streets.


Crime Stoppers International:

Program Statistics as of November 13, 1996

Number of Cases Cleared
57,668
Rewards Paid
$40,004,333
Property Recovered
$1,017,169,439
Narcotics Recovered
$2,587,593,048
Total Dollars Recovered
$3,604,762,456
Total Prosecutions
113,411
Total Convictions
112,452
Conviction Rate
99%
Average Amount Recovered per Case Cleared
$5,721
Average Reward Paid per Case Cleared
$71

 

 

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