This year is the 30th anniversary of Crimestoppers, and they are celebrating 30 years of providing an anonymous crime reporting service. Crimestoppers is a charitable organisation that provides an anonymous service where you can report a crime, without going to the police.
If you know something about a crime, but don’t want to go directly to the police, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and they will listen to your information anonymously. Then they will pass on your information to the relevant authority without revealing your identity.
This is a safe way to do something if you have information about crimes, but don’t feel you can go to the police. Crimestoppers make sure that you can always act, and make sure you are safe to do so. In their 30 years, no one has ever been identified after giving information. So, if you witness or have information in the local area, remember Crimestoppers is a useful service to report crimes.
However, it is important to remember that Crimestoppers is not an emergency service, and if you do witness a crime taking place you should phone 999 and report it immediately.