About Us

What is Crimestoppers?

We are an independent charity helping law enforcement to locate criminals and help solve crimes. We have an anonymous 24/7 phone number, 0800 555 111, that people can call to pass on information about crime; alternatively people can send us information anonymously via our Giving Information Form. You don't have to give your name or any of your personal details. We do not trace calls or track IP addresses.
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We pay cash rewards of up to £1,000 if the information you give to Crimestoppers leads to one or more people being arrested and charged. The information you give us is passed onto the police in such a way that they do not know who you are; we have never given the police information about our callers. It's a simple and secure way of bringing criminals to justice, without anybody knowing where the information came from.
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Did you know...?

  • Nearly 134,000 arrests and charges have been made since 1988.

  • Over 1.6 million actionable calls have been received since 1988.

  • More than £131 million of stolen goods has been recovered since 1988.

  • More than £326 million of drugs have been seized since 1988.

  • Around 14 people are arrested every day as a result of information given to Crimestoppers.

  • At least 23 per cent of all our information helps the police deliver an outcome, from arresting someone to preventing a crime.

Lord Ashcroft, KCMG PC

Our founder and Chair Lord Ashcroft, KCMG PC, is an international businessman, author and philanthropist. Lord Ashcroft founded Crimestoppers in 1988 following the murder of PC Keith Blakelock during the Broadwater Farm estate riots in 1985.
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Our Trustees

Our Trustees support the running of Crimestoppers through a wealth of skills, expertise and experience. They help support us in delivering our charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public, ensuring we comply with charity law and uphold our values.
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Mark Hallas OBE

Our Chief Executive Officer Mark Hallas joined the charity in September 2013. He is responsible for our development and direction according to the strategy set out by our Trustees, leading our strategic and business planning for all departments.
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