Toronto Crime Stoppers is putting a spotlight on those who help keep tipsters anonymous at their 17th annual Toronto Crime Stoppers Ball.
Proceeds from the night will go towards funding school programs as well as funding reward money for those who choose to cash in on their anonymous tips.
The event takes place on Wednesday, May 8, at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, 25 British Columbia Rd, Exhibition Place, Toronto. The price of admission is $300. Tickets or tables can be reserved by going to www.crimestoppersball.com
Toronto Crime Stoppers celebrated a landmark achievement, recently, with the 100,000th anonymous tip since the program was established 29 years ago.
Since its inception, tips received through the program have led to 10,757 arrests, 16,189 cases cleared, 36,102 charges laid, $61,570,644 worth of property recovered and $371,091,642 worth of illegal drugs seized.
The Toronto Crime Stoppers program was launched in 1984 after then-Chief Jack Marks asked now-retired S/Supt. Gary Grant – who now chairs the program – to start the initiative.
In 2012, Toronto Crime Stoppers received almost 10,000 anonymous tips, including ones that assisted investigators in making arrests related to the Toronto Eaton Centre and Danzig Street shootings.
Tips to Crime Stoppers also helped police clear 168 cases, lay 540 charges, seize $1.2 million in property and $8.6 million in drugs.
For more information on Toronto Crime Stoppers, visit www.222tips.com. Anyone with information about a crime that has happened or is about to happen can report it to Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.
Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.