What is Crime Stoppers?
The purpose of Granville County Crime Stoppers is to help make Granville County a safer place to live, work, and raise a family by assisting law enforcement in the fight against crime.
Crime Stoppers is comprised of members of the community, the media, law enforcement agencies and businesses that work together to help solve crimes.
Citizens are encouraged, via cash rewards and a promise of anonymity, to provide information leading to the arrest and indictment of criminals.
How does it work?
Crime Stoppers is dedicated to taking criminals off our streets while building a foundation of trust and support. The goal of Crime Stoppers is to make our communities a safe place to live.
As facts about an unsolved crime are publicized, citizens are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers with any information about the case. Each informant is given a code number so that confidentiality and anonymity are ensured. Rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of a criminal help provide an incentive to get involved. The amount of the payment is determined by the value of the evidence provided.
All of us benefit. A criminal who is taken off the streets is no longer a threat to our community. In a community where citizens work together to solve crimes, the threat of swift, sure punishment serves as a strong deterrent to would-be criminals.
Thousands of dollars worth of stolen property is recovered each year through Crime Stoppers’ information, often amounting to ten times the amount Crime Stoppers paid out to solve the crime.
How can you help?
Crime Stoppers’ only purpose is to make our communities a better and safer place. Crime Stoppers gives every citizen an opportunity to get involved and to help solve crimes in our area.
What type information is needed?
Information such as:
- Where does the person hang out?
- Do you know his/her friends?
- Does the person have a car? Can you describe it?
All information of this type will be helpful to law enforcement officers.
Are contributions tax deductible?
Crime Stoppers has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501c(3) organizations, and therefore all monetary contributions are tax deductible.
Call 919-693-3100 to report any helpful information.
No one ever knows the identity of the caller.