Charlotte’s local Crime Stoppers unit offers residents a safe alternative to report crime in the area. Residents can anonymously report information online, though email, by phone or text. The program pays tipsters for information leading to an arrest.
By offering cash rewards for information leading to indictment or arrests, the program encourages otherwise reluctant callers to provide information.
During the first quarter of 2020, the Crime Stoppers program received 684 tips resulting in 54 cleared cases. The program awarded tipsters almost $7,000 for their reports. Read the full 2020 First Quarter Crime Stoppers report.