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Fearless and CrimeStoppers

CrimeStoppers are an independent charity that gives you the power to speak up to stop crime, 100% anonymously.

Whoever you are, wherever you live, from communities to companies.

By phone and online, 24/7, 365 days a year.

CrimeStoppers also share advice on how to protect the people you care about from crime, so everyone can feel safe.

After receiving your call or a completed anonymous online form, CrimeStoppers create a report that brings together all the information you gave them, making sure it doesn’t contain any information that could identify you.

Your report is sent to the relevant authority with the legal responsibility to investigate crimes, make arrests and charge people in order to bring them to justice. This could be West Mercia Police or an agency such as the UK Border Agency or HM Revenue & Customs. Find out more with what CrimeStoppers do with your information here.

CrimeStoppers research confirms that nearly a fifth of the public have known about a crime, but chose not to talk to the police (according to insights drawn from various research projects commissioned by CrimeStoppers).

Some of the reasons for people not speaking out include:

  • I do not want to talk to the police
  • I need to report someone I know
  • I am worried that others will know if I speak out
  • I am not sure if what I know will help
  • I do not want to get involved with courts

Hundreds of thousands of people contact CrimeStoppers every year. Below is a sample of the impact their information – given 100% anonymously – has in making us safer.

  • Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a crime that many people are now more alert to thanks to greater publicity and education.

A piece of information we received about a man engaging in sexual activity with a minor led to a multi-agency strategy with the authorities now taking a lead through the statutory child protection process.

  • Knife crime has been highlighted as a particular distressing issue due to the harm it causes and the prevalence amongst young people.

CrimeStoppers received a call about an incident where two schoolboys were carrying knives for protection. Both boys, who were aged 14, were visited by the police and spoken to in front of their parents. This approach could go some way to discourage young people from believing the myth that carrying a knife will help to keep them safe.

Fearless is a site where you can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality.

What makes this site different is they also provide you with a safe place to give information to us about crime – 100% anonymously. Fearless is the dedicated youth service of the independent charity CrimeStoppers

You can give information to them using their online form or by calling CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

CrimeStoppers cannot track your IP address or your phone number and they have no way of knowing who has contacted them.

After receiving your completed form or your call, CrimeStoppers create a report, ensuring it doesn’t contain any info that could identify you, and generate a report which is then sent on to the relevant authority with the legal responsibility to review the information that has been passed to them.

CrimeStoppers are not the police, they are a charity. You will not be contacted by the police after passing information on to Fearless as the police have no way of knowing who the information has come from.