Nebraska Crime Stoppers started its program in 1989. It’s a board of citizens, law enforcement, and members of the media. This state program started with a dual purpose in mind. One was to establish a network for reporting crime tips in an anonymous way, along with being eligible for a cash reward. The second purpose for the program is to assist in the establishment of local crime stoppers programs across the state.

History of Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers began in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September 1976. Members of the local community, in partnership with the media and law enforcement, began an effort to provide crime-solving assistance to law enforcement.
A cash reward was offered to anonymous people who call the Crime Stoppers hotline with information that led to the arrest and indictment of the people responsible for felony offenses.

Crime Stoppers Goes International
Today, there are over 1,000 Crime Stoppers programs in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Bahamas, British West Indies, Micronesia, and other nations.
The Crime Stoppers program has enjoyed great success boasting an average conviction rate of 95% on cases solved by Crime Stoppers’ tips. The Crime Stoppers programs worldwide have solved over a half a million crimes and recovered over $3 billion worth of stolen property and narcotics.

Safety Tip

Identification Theft

  • Release Social Security Number only when absolutely necessary- because it is the key to your credit and banking account.
  • Do not have your Social Security Numbers printed on your checks or driver’s license.
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