Crimestoppers Devon & Cornwall works tirelessly to reduce crime across the region. Crimestoppers is an independent charity - that means that it has to find its own funding and relies on donations for every campaign that it runs. It also relies heavily on volunteers to make things happen.

The role of the charity is two-fold: the main aim of Crimestoppers is to encourage members of the public to report crime in a safe and anonymous way - but it is also involved in a number of crime-prevention projects which help to keep crime off the streets in the first place.

It is everybody’s responsibility to work to reduce crime. If you live within Devon or Cornwall, you share our wish that local crime figures are reduced. Never think “Oh, that’s not my problem” or “That doesn’t involve me”. Crime can happen to everyone at some point in their lives and ordinary citizens can play a bigger part than most realise in preventing it, or in bringing perpetrators to justice.

We work within the cities and also in the rural communities. We work with victims of crime and also with those who think crime is a million miles away. We help build awareness in young people and in the elderly, and we respond to particular crime events, where specific information may help bring someone to justice.

Crimestoppers guarantees anonymity, which means that no-one can ever find out you contacted us.

To pass on information about crime anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or fill out our secure Anonymous Online Form.

Scroll through the Most Wanted gallery for Devon & Cornwall.

Find out more about our chair, Mike Fowkes, and our Regional Manager, Sarah-Jane Prew 

Tell us what you know

If you think you know something that would help solve a crime or make your area safer, then you can give that information anonymously to Crimestoppers. In this way, no-one, including the person who picks up your call or email, will know you had any part in it.

You may feel that your information is not worth reporting - but don’t underestimate what you know. That seemingly-irrelevant detail may just link up with other information to solve the case.

Imagine how you would feel if you were the victim of a crime and someone with information that could help retrieve your stolen goods, or bring your attacker to justice, didn’t feel that it was their place to report it. Working together, you can keep your streets safe.

Last year, nearly 200 people were arrested in Devon and Cornwall due to information given to Crimestoppers.

If you want to know more about what happens when you contact Crimestoppers to report a crime, click here.

Crimestoppers guarantees anonymity, which means that no-one can ever find out you contacted us.

To pass on information about crime anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or fill out our secure Anonymous Online Form.

Come and join us

Crimestoppers Devon and Cornwall has exciting plans for the future and needs your help to fulfil these plans. Whether you are able to offer a few hours a month or a more regular commitment, we would like hear from you.

Volunteering can take a number of guises. We are looking for people with a particular skill; maybe you have a background in web design, fund raising, PR and Marketing or Media. You might enjoy meeting people and giving presentations on the good work of the charity… or maybe you prefer managing events or getting stuck into fundraising. Your skill and passion may lie in keeping our regional website up-to-date or in secretarial duties… or possibly you just want to help in a less structured way, giving up a few hours to man our stand at an event or to distribute leaflets in your area. We also have a small number of opportunities to join our regional committee.

Whatever your skill and time commitment, we can offer a forward-thinking and friendly organisation where you will meet like-minded people and you can be assured that you will be helping undertake essential work to reduce crime across the region

If you want to find out more about volunteering opportunities in Devon and Cornwall please fill in our Volunteering Enquiry Form or contact our Chair, Mike Fowkes, on Mike.Fowkes@crimestoppers-uk.org.