What is Crimestoppers?

Crimestoppers is an independent charity that runs the 0800 555 111 number which allows people to call and give information about crime and criminals anonymously. They do not ask your name and never try to trace or record a call. You will not have to give evidence in court.

Why call Crimestoppers?

We are all concerned about crime in our local communities but instead of staying silent there is something you can do about it. The police cannot solve crime on their own they need help from the public. Sometimes they know who the criminals are but don't have enough evidence to make an arrest. Information that comes from Crimestoppers can often be the missing piece of information that will help them make an arrest. Anyone who has information about crime and wants to do more to make their community safer should call Crimestoppers.

Is there a reward?

If the information leads to an arrest and charge the person who made the call to Crimestoppers could get a cash reward. This is paid in such a way that also protects the caller's identity. Even so, very few callers ever claim rewards from Crimestoppers. The vast majority of people just want to pass the information on and are satisfied that they have done something to fight crime.

Is there another way I can give information to Crimestoppers without calling the 0800 555 1111 number?

Yes. If you have access to a computer you can visit the 'Most Wanted Website' (please see the Related Content section) which shows people who are wanted for questioning by the UK's police forces. You can give information on anyone you recognise on the website by completing an online secure form, which is also anonymous or you can give information using the 0800 555 1111 number.

If you have any information about a crime or criminal and want to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers 0800 555 1111 (24 hours a day, 7 days per week).