Crime Stoppers Program is Effective Tool in Solving Cases
October is Crime Stoppers Month.
Crime Stoppers offers anonymity and monetary rewards for information that helps law enforcement solve crimes.
“Crime affects everyone, whether or not they’ve been a victim. It breeds fear, anger and a sense of vulnerability in the community,” said Miguel Sepulveda, director of Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta. “We are all obligated to do our part in fighting crime and making our communities safe and Crime Stoppers is the easiest, most direct way citizens can do their part – submitting tips or contributing to the reward fund.”
Through August 31 the program has:
- recevied 8,210 anonymous tips
- led to 419 arrests
- helped police solve 572 cases
- resulted in the capture of 250 fugitives
- led to $320,128 in property being recovered and drugs seized
- taken 32 guns off the street
- approved $366,326 in rewards
As October is Crime Stoppers Month, Patch sat down with Sepulveda to discuss the program and its impact on Atlanta.