Crime Stoppers has been in existence nationally since 1976. It originated in Albuquerque, New Mexico after a detective working a homicide became frustrated at the lack of leads on the case. After reenacting the crime and broadcasting it with local media, a tip was received that helped to identify the suspects. The suspects were tried and convicted of the murder.

Today there are over 1200 Crime Stoppers programs in communities around the world. The programs receive tips that assist investigators in solving crimes including; homicides, sexual assaults, drug trafficking operations and robberies, just to name a few. Programs have also received information that has prevented school shootings and criminal acts by terrorist organizations.

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