Does Delaware Crime Stoppers Work?
The answer is quite simply yes. Since the start of Delaware Crime Stoppers, many calls have been received resulting in hundreds of arrests and recovery of substantial amounts of property. Calls have included information about murder, robbery, rape, assaults, drug and firearm offenses.
The success of our Crime Stoppers program cannot be purely judged on statistics, however, other benefits have come to notice:
A greater awareness in the community that there is a crime problem.
A willingness by the community to fight back against crime if it is given the opportunity and motivation.
Improved relationships between police, media, and the community.
Delaware Crime Stoppers is definitely here to stay. It has been accepted by all of Delaware police as a valid and effective investigative tool and the public, through its overwhelming response, appears to have accepted it as a safer alternative to the traditional methods of providing information.