Fighting crime -
by the numbers
The CrimeStoppers Board of Directors Awards Committee met early this month to go over 26 felony cases eligible for awards.
The cases represented 29 people arrested in a variety of crimes, including attempted murder, vehicular homicide, child rape and several cases of aggravated robberies and aggravated assaults.
In one case, a tipster identified a perpetrator after seeing him on surveillance footage run on air in the news media. Among the arrested individuals were 17 male and two female fugitives who had been hiding from authorities. Award amounts r
anged from $150 to $800. The arrests cleared 29 open cases in Memphis Police
The oldest citizen tip was from October 9, 2015.
to build awareness
CrimeStoppers and its many programs are explained - and the public is engaged - in various places on the internet.
Our main website explains the organization's purpose, and keeps count on major cases in which police need help from citizens -
A companion site helps students keep their schools safer -
Senior citizens who are afraid or otherwise need help can find information they can use at another site -
Spanish-speaking citizens can learn about CrimeStoppers on a fourth site -
Because the theft of copper and other metals has become a major problem in the metro area we launched CopperStoppers:
Now the public can view the list of current fugitives, including photos on our newest site - memphismostwanted.org.
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