Thousands of criminal cases in Greensboro solved thanks to Crime Stoppers tips

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It’s a program that’s helped crack thousands of cases in the Piedmont and take dangerous criminals off the streets.crime stoppers

Greensboro’s Crime Stoppers program has received more than 30,000 tips by phone, text and web since it began in 1981.

With the promise of anonymity, and up to $2,000 in reward money, those tips have helped close nearly 8,000 criminal cases.

Crime Stoppers Coordinator Rebecca Fallon says although many of the tipsters call about drug-related activity, nearly 100 homicide cases have been closed thanks to information called in to 336-373-1000 or text, with keyword "Badboyz" to 274637.

Fallon says an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip led investigators to 21-year-old Elijah Jordan who is now charged with the murders of two Greensboro men on Labor Day.

FOX8’s Michael Spears has a look inside Crime Stoppers, how it works and the difference it’s making for neighborhoods throughout the Piedmont.