Crimestoppers announces 30th Anniversary - 24,000 cases solved | Crime
Thursday Community Leaders, Media, Law Enforcement and Citizen Volunteers gathered together to celebrate 30 years of Crimestoppers – 30 successful years of community involvement and anonymity.
During the 30 year anniversary celebration, families of crime victim’s, law enforcement and community activists gathered at South Carolina Bank and Trust Headquarters Building in Columbia to honor a program that has done so much for the State and our citizens.
Crimestoppers mission is to provide citizens an anonymous opportunity to report crime tips with law enforcement thus enhancing the quality of life for South Carolina. Crimestoppers has successfully done this through providing an anonymous avenue for tipsters to provide information to law enforcement that can lead to closure for victims, justice for communities and to criminals facing their day in court.
Crimestoppers sole function is to be the vehicle that pays tipsters for the arrest of those responsible for crime – raising funds to pay the more than 90,000 tipsters, clearing over 24,000 cases since inception. Over the last 30 years crimestoppers has evolved from solely telephone tips and newspaper clippings of wanted people to a technologically advanced web, text and statewide toll free telephone number that using traditional media outlets, digital billboards and the internet to capture criminals – now with language diversified call takers and databases that link crimestoppers programs and law enforcement together all over South Carolina and the USA.
Date Program Created -1982
Total Tips Received
Value of Property Recovered
Value of Narcotics Recovered