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.