Crime Stoppers was created in 1976 by a young detective in Albuquerque, concerned about the number of unsolved cases he and fellow detectives were working, and particularly after running out of leads in the murder case of a young college student. To encourage tipsters, he partnered with the local community, media and law enforcement to develop a system under which people in the community with tips about major crimes would be guaranteed anonymity by state law, and promised cash rewards for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible. Crime Stoppers programs quickly spread throughout the world. In 1981, a group of concerned citizens brought that model to Casper and, in association with the Casper police department, formed Crime Stoppers of Central Wyoming. It has been making our community safer ever since, with a conviction rate of about 95% in cases solved by a tip to the program.
Statistics as of 03/19/2020
Arrests Made 752,462
Cases Cleared 1,106,533
Rewards Paid $114,196,766
Property Recovered $1,235,526,136
Drugs Seized $2,875,782,072
Total Recovered $4,115,163,570
Crime Stoppers is administered by a volunteer board in conjunction with applicable police, sheriff, and other law enforcement agencies. Our local Central Wyoming Chapter is responsible for raising funds to offer as rewards for tips that lead to solving crimes in our community, making our neighborhoods safer places to live and do business. Your participation will help our neighbors who have been victimized by crime. You can help stop future crimes by providing anonymous tips and through donations to the organization.