There are no bad tips, but what makes a good tip great is in the details! When submitting a tip, please DO NOT give your name or any contact info as we want you to remain ANONYMOUS. When submitting your tip, focus on these key questions:
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You can help make your community safer by anonymously reporting criminal activity or suspicious behaviour. Remember, every piece of information helps and you could hold the missing piece that helps solve a crime!
Whether submitting your tip by phone or online, please include as many details as you can. Remember, we have no way of getting in touch with you as we do not ask for your name or contact info. Please see our helpful hints on What Makes A Good Tip.
As Crime Stoppers tips are anonymous, it is up to the tipster to check back to see if their information qualifies for a cash reward. Checking in on your tip periodically is the best way to find out if Crime Stoppers has questions about your Tip.
Please review our disclaimer before submitting a tip.
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What makes a good tip?
- Who is involved?
- Do you know their names or nicknames?
- Can you provide a description? (age, race, height, weight, hair color & style, eye colour & glasses if worn, clothing worn and any identifying features like tatoos or scars).
- Do you know the address, place of work or school of the suspect(s) and/or victim(s)?
- Where did the crime occur?
- Where does the suspect(s) live?
- Can you provide the city, nearest cross streets or specific address where the crime took place?
- Can you provide a description of the crime location (building, school, park, neighbourhood, etc.)
- When did the crime occur (date and time)?
- Have you noticed the crime happening more than once?
- What type of crime are you reporting? (vandalism, bullying, theft, drugs, assault, hit & run, etc. )
- What did you see or hear? (remember, even the smallest detail could be important!)
Please do not withhold submitting a tip because you are unsure of all the details surrounding the “Who”, “Where”, “When” and “What” aspects of a suspected crime. Even the smallest detail you can provide, may end up being the key to solving a crime.
Include as many details as you can. Remember, we have no way of getting in touch with you as we do not ask for your name or contact information. Read “What Makes A Good Tip” (Link to section below)
Do not attempt to seek out additional information about a crime on your own. Leave this to the investigative team. Your tip will be forwarded to the proper investigative agencies. Submit a tip anonymously:
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By providing information that Crime Stoppers will share with law enforcement agencies, you are providing an important and valuable public service.
We fully understand that disclosure of your identity might put you at risk and we do everything we can to protect your anonymity. However, that anonymity may be open to challenge in the following situations:
- A call to Crime Stoppers made with the intention of “furthering criminal activity or interfering with the administration of justice”.
- A party who is guilty of a crime cannot use Crime Stoppers to try to divert the blame onto someone else. Crime Stoppers cannot be used to try to “frame” an innocent person.
- There is evidence that disclosure of some or all of a tip is necessary to establish someone’s innocence.
- A tipster having received the benefit of full legal advice may, for his or her own reasons, elect to waive the privilege.
For a fuller explanation of these principles, help us to help you by reading and understanding the “Tipster Information” on the Canadian Crime Stoppers website.