Does Crime Stoppers Work?
The answer is quite simply yes. Since the start of Crime Stoppers, many calls have been received resulting in thousands of arrests and recovery of substantial amounts of property. Calls have included information about murder, robbery, rape, assaults, drug and firearm offenses.
The success of a Crime Stoppers program cannot be purely judged on statistics, however, other benefits have come to notice:
A greater awareness in the community that there is a crime problem.
A willingness by the community to fight back against crime if it is given the opportunity and motivation.
Improved relationships between police, media, and the community.
Crime Stoppers is definitely here to stay. It has been accepted by police as a valid and effective investigative tool and the public, through its overwhelming response, appears to have accepted it as a more palatable alternative to traditional methods of giving information.
When you provide a tip to us, we always thank you for contacting Nashville TN Crime Stoppers. Please be mindful though, if you have a life threatening emergency please contact your local emergency services by calling 911. If you are reporting a crime in progress here in Nashville - Davidson County, TN you need to contact the Metro Police Dispatcher, 615-862-8600, when the activity is happening, in order for a Police Officer to respond in a timely manner. Please be aware that we are a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and we are not an emergency response dispatch center.
Our Crime Stoppers Program is designed for the public to have a safe place to report routine tips and information involving criminal activity occurring within Nashville & Davidson County, TN. If the information that you’ve provided is outside of our city/county limits, you will need to contact the local law enforcement, Police Dept, or the Sheriffs Dept for that area. If it is outside Nashville TN, but in the state of TN, you may also contact The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) by phone or by email; Tips to TBI: 1-800-TBI-FIND or by email: TipsToTBI@tn.gov .
The information that you have provided does not constitute a police report. Your information will always be reviewed and you can add follow-up information anytime. PLEASE do not lose your tip number as we cannot discuss this tip with you if you do lose it. We will never ask for your password or who you are since this is anonymous. We will not ask you to do any undercover police work or put yourself in harm’s way to get any information.
If you have already contacted another law enforcement agency, 911, or a Detective directly about your information, you are not eligible for a reward. If you are a victim of a crime and need to make a police report, please call the non-emergency number (615) 862-8600 to speak with the Nashville and Davidson County Police Department, or if this is a life threatening emergency, please call 911.
If this tip is regarding drugs, please provide an address that you suspect may be involved. Please give a good description of the location as well as other important information such as who is involved, their name(s) if known, and vehicles that the drug dealers may be using, including license plate information.
We thank you for using Nashville TN Crime Stoppers and for taking the time to contact us so together, we can make Nashville a safe place for all of us.