We’re an independent charity that gives you the power to speak up to stop crime, 100% anonymously.

Whoever you are, wherever you live, from communities to companies.

By phone and online, 24/7, 365 days a year.

We also share advice on how to protect the people you care about from crime, so everyone can feel safe.

After receiving your call or a completed anonymous online form, we create a report that brings together all the information you gave us, making sure it doesn’t contain any information that could identify you.

Your report is sent to the relevant authority with the legal responsibility to investigate crimes, make arrests and charge people in order to bring them to justice. This could be your local police force or an agency.


Our research confirms that nearly a fifth of the public have known about a crime, but chose not to talk to the police.

Some of the reasons for people not speaking out include:

  • I do not want to talk to the police
  • I need to report someone I know
  • I am worried that others will know if I speak out
  • I am not sure if what I know will help
  • I do not want to get involved with courts

Impact and influence

Hundreds of thousands of people contact us every year. Below is a sample of the impact their information – given 100% anonymously – has in making us safer.

Child Sexual Exploitation

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a crime that many people are now more alert to thanks to greater publicity and education.

A piece of information we received about a man engaging in sexual activity with a minor led to a multi-agency strategy with the authorities now taking a lead through the statutory child protection process.


Too often we hear about hit-and-run incidents on our roads resulting in tragic loss of life. Thanks to a piece of vital information we gave to police about the involvement of two people in a fatal road traffic accident, an arrest was made of those concerned and one of them was charged with manslaughter.

Possession of Weapons

Knife crime has been highlighted as a particular distressing issue due to the harm it causes and the prevalence amongst young people.

We received a call about an incident where two schoolboys were carrying knives for protection. Both boys, who were aged 14, were visited by the police and spoken to in front of their parents. This approach could go some way to discourage young people from believing the myth that carrying a knife will help to keep them safe.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence happens all too often behind closed doors and gaining information that can help tackle the problem can be a real challenge.

We received information about a man who was regularly assaulting his girlfriend. Officers visited the address and, after further enquiries, a man was arrested and charged with assault.


Our work in prisons continues to be vital in a bid to reduce violence and crime happening in jails. A prime example was when we received details of a planned prison break by a dangerous criminal. The information was taken as credible and significant measures were taken to prevent an escape.

Robbery with Violence

During a robbery, a victim was left unconscious after being assaulted. They were left them with a fractured cheekbone, broken nose and extensive bruising. Later, Crimestoppers received information naming the individual in connection with the crime, and whilst police are still hunting for his whereabouts, our information gave officers a vital lead.