Keeping Our Communities Safe
Miami Valley Crime Stoppers is a crime-solving, not for profit, charitable organization serving Dayton and the surrounding miami valley area since 1984. The primary objective of this organization is to work in harmony with the community, media, and law enforcement to solve crimes and apprehend fugitives. Miami Valley Crime Stoppers works closely with WDTN Channel 2, Miami Valley Cable Council, and Dayton Daily News to feature our “Most Wanted Fugitives” and “Crime of the Week”.
Crime Stoppers began in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September 1976 and is a partnership of the community, media, and law enforcement designed to combat crime and keep our streets safe.
Today there are some 1,200 Crime Stoppers programs in 20 countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean. These programs take tips to assist investigators with solving crimes that include homicides, sexual assaults, drug trafficking, and robberies.
Crime Stoppers programs are operated as not for profit charities and are managed by a volunteer board of directors who take responsibility for fundraising and paying rewards to individuals who anonymously call with information that helps solve crime.
Rewards are paid for tips that lead to the arrest and indictment of people charged with felony offenses. Statistics show an average conviction rate of 95%.