Founded in 1984, Toronto Crime Stoppers is a partnership between the police, the media and the community that enables concerned members of the public to anonymously provide information on the identity of a criminal or incidents of criminal activity. All Tips received by Toronto Crime Stoppers are forwarded to the appropriate police agency for investigation. Crime Stoppers takes information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls are not recorded and Crime Stoppers does not have call display, guaranteeing that your identity remains anonymous and you will never be asked to identify yourself or testify in court.
The media plays an important role in the success of Toronto Crime Stoppers by highlighting information on unsolved crimes and wanted persons on radio, television, print and social media. Individuals who have any information that can assist investigators are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477, toll free at 1-800-222-8477 or by submitting a tip on-line. Toronto Crime Stoppers also reaches out to the public with information on our website and through our social media platforms; You Tube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
In 2020, Toronto Crime Stoppers developed a new approach toward “cash rewards”. The Crime Stoppers mission remains the same; provide concerned citizens the ability to report crime anonymously - but our new opportunity lies in our reward system...or rather, removing it.
We believe that a program benefiting the greater good is more suited to the type of individuals who come forward rather than individuals who are motivated by monetary benefit. And for that reason, Toronto Crime Stoppers has put an end to individual rewards and replaced them with a program that channels money back into the communities we serve.
As such, Toronto Crime Stoppers will now look for opportunities to support Crime Prevention Through Community Engagement initiatives that work to improve community safety and empower a movement of a crime free Toronto.
Toronto Crime Stoppers is administered by a volunteer civilian Board of Directors who meet regularly and are responsible for fundraising initiatives, governance, community outreach, authorizing Community Reward Program initiatives and the development of public awareness campaigns such as Gun Crime, You Remain Anonymous, Cooking With Molly, Organized Retail Crime, Contraband Tobacco and Human Trafficking.
Toronto Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and does not receive government funding. The ability to develop effective public awareness campaigns, community outreach programs and Community Reward Program initiatives is solely dependent on individual donations and the success of our annual Chief of Police Dinner and Golf Tournament.
The Toronto Police staff assigned to the program bring information about unsolved crimes or wanted persons to the public's attention, analyze, disseminate and monitor the Tips that are received. The officers also participate in community events and have a strong presence in our schools bringing important messages to our vulnerable youth. Topics include bullying and social media awareness.
Toronto Crime Stoppers has a history of success. In 2019 Toronto Crime Stoppers program fielded 12,7013 tips, resulting in 126 arrests, and 463 charges laid. $265,417 in property was recovered, and $1,119,671 in illegal narcotics was seized.
Since inception the program has received 154,771 tips resulting in over 11,250 arrests and 37,875 charges laid with over $64,650,000.00 in property recovered and $333,000,000 in seized narcotics.