What Does San Diego County Crime Stoppers Do?

San Diego County Crime Stoppers was established in 1984 by a small group of concerned citizens seeking a safer community.  This group established a nonprofit organization that brings together community volunteers, law enforcement, and the media with a shared goal—solving crime in San Diego.

Crime Stoppers’ proven strategies are simple.  We operate an anonymous tip hotline (888) 580 TIPS where citizens can call with information on any felony crime or suspected criminal activity.  We work with the media to publicize unsolved felony crime with the aim of bringing in tips from the public.

Now you can also submit an anonymous web tip! Use this link… WEB TIP

or if you prefer, TEXT:

1. Text to CRIMES or 274637

2. Type “Tips 409” at the beginning of your text message

Crime Stoppers is based on the principle that for every crime committed, someone has information to solve that crime.  Crime Stoppers combats the three major problems law enforcement faces in gathering that information:

  • Fear of reprisal
  • Apathy
  • Reluctance to get involved

Crime Stoppers overcomes these challenges by providing citizens a safe way to anonymously report crime and rewards citizens for tips leading to an arrest.