Durham CrimeStoppers is a tip line, 919-683-1200, that gives callers an avenue to report criminal activity anonymously. It is a non-profit partnership between the community, the media, law enforcement agencies, and businesses working together to solve crime. Callers are encouraged, via cash rewards and a promise of anonymity, to provide information leading to the arrest of suspected criminals.
Information related to unsolved crimes and wanted persons is distributed to the community via various forms of media. Callers are encouraged to call CrimeStoppers and anonymously give any information related to the unsolved crime or fugitive. The CrimeStoppers coordinator forwards the information to the investigating law enforcement agency within Durham County. If the information is used by law enforcement and leads to a felony arrest, the caller may be eligible to receive a cash reward. Reward payments range from a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $2,000 dollars, depending on the severity of the crime. Callers never have to give their names.