About us

Crime Stoppers International is an independent non-profit umbrella organization, officially registered in the Netherlands as a foundation. The mission of CSI is: ‘to mobilize the world to provide information on crime anonymously’.

With presence in 24 countries of affiliated national and local Crime Stoppers programmes we form a global network and provide platforms for communities around the world to report on crime anonymously.

The provided information is passed on to law enforcement and other investigators in such a way that the tipster remains anonymous at all times. When you report to Crime Stoppers your identity will never be exposed.

In this way every 14 minutes a crime is solved somewhere in the world as a direct result of information reported to Crime Stoppers by the public. *)

*) According to our statistics of 2015


It all began in July 1976 with a fatal shooting at a filling station in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the USA. The police had no leads and the investigating detective had to find a way to solve the case. Somebody would have more information, but how can he reach out to him or her?

The detective contacted a local television station for a reconstruction and provided a special telephone number people could call without mentioning their name. Within 72 hours a person called who identified the car leaving the scene at the time of the killing. This person said he had a good reason not to be involved in the case.

With this experience in mind the detective started a movement with the help of the public, media and law enforcement which has evolved into a network of Crime Stoppers in 24 countries in the world affiliated to the Crime Stoppers International Foundation.

Governing bodies of the foundation

The Management Committee is the management board of the foundation as defined by Dutch law, represents the Foundation and is charged with directing the Secretariat.

The Supervisory Board, consisting of representatives from the geographic regions, is charged with the overall supervision of the policies pursued by the Management Committee and the general running of the Foundation.

Financial resources

The financial resources of the Foundation consists of:

  • contributions of the affiliated Crime Stoppers programmes;
  • contributions of governments, law enforcement agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) and the business community;
  • contributions of sponsors and non-recurring contributions of third parties;
  • donations, gifts and inheritances.