Does Crime Stoppers Work?
The answer is quite simply yes. Since the start of Crime Stoppers, tipsters have provided information resulting in thousands of arrests and recovery of substantial amounts of property. Calls have included information about murder, robbery, rape, assault, drug and firearm offenses.
The success of our Crime Stoppers program cannot be judged solely on statistics, but the benefits our program has to offer the community:
- A greater awareness in the city that there is a crime problem
- A willingness to fight back against crime
- Improved relationships between police, media, and the community
Crime Stoppers is here to stay. El Paso Police accept it as a valid and effective investigative tool, and the public, through its overwhelming response, takes it as a palatable alternative to traditional methods of reporting information.