From the time the first anonymous call was taken in 1982, the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline 816-474-TIPS (known metro wide as the “TIPS Hotline”) has proven to be a vital crime fighting instrument in our neighborhoods. It has become one of the most recognized phone numbers in the eight county metropolitan areas.
TIPS can also be submitted via the web at www.kccrimestoppers.com under the "Give A Tip" tab to the left of the page or via text*. Simply text "TIP452" an your information to 274637 (CRIMES). All submissions are anonymous and could be eligible for up to $2,000.00 cash reward.
The TIPS Hotline is a member program of Crime Stoppers USA, and as such, conducts itself under its policies and guidelines. There are over 1,000 Crime Stoppers programs in about 20 nations around the globe. However these local programs receive no funding from Crime Stoppers USA. The Kansas City program is consistently ranked near the top three worldwide for its productivity and effectiveness. Its record of success grows each year.
More than 135,600 tips from citizens with information on felony crimes in the metropolitan area have been taken by the call-takers that man the hotline. These tips have led to over 10,750 arrests and the clearance of over 24,000 crimes or warrants. These numbers include more than 610 arrests for murder and nearly 1,600-armed robberies solved. More than 3,000 fugitives have been caught thanks to these tips. Over 455 of these fugitives have come from being featured in the Kansas City's Most Wanted Newspaper.
The TIPS Hotline is funded by the generosity of our local business community and working contracts with over 30 local law enforcement agencies. The annual Crime Stoppers Golf Classic and Party at Arrowhead are the two primary fund raising events organized by the program to raise money to pay rewards.