Crime Stoppers International (CSI) is the global authority in the field of anonymous crime reporting and the umbrella body for all accredited and affiliated Crime Stoppers programs worldwide. Recently, the organisation expanded its activities to The Hague. From their new office, CSI wants to enter into strategic alliances with like-minded organisations in the international city of peace and justice.
“The status of The Hague as an independent and international city is in line with the vision and philosophy of Crime Stoppers International. With the presence of hundreds of international organisations, The Hague offers CSI unique opportunities to enter into strategic alliances with like-minded organisations “, says Devrol Dupigny, CEO of CSI.
Almost 2 million resolved cases
Crime Stoppers was founded in 1976 in the United States. The brainchild of Greg MacAleese, who investigated the murder of a student in Albuquerque, New Mexciso, as a policeman. The principles that are at the basis of Crime Stoppers originate from law enforcement. Although Crime Stoppers is run by citizens, many former police officers have joined the movement. For the past forty years, Crime Stoppers collected worldwide anonymous tips accounting for more than 1 million arrests, nearly 2 million resolved cases and the seizure of more than $ 10 billion in narcotics. Statistics show that 70% of the information received by Crime Stoppers would otherwise never have reached the police. The figures also show that a crime is solved every 14 minutes anywhere in the world, thanks in part to anonymous tips.
Report Crime Anonymous
In the Netherlands the program of Crime Stoppers International is carried out by ‘Meld Misdaad Anoniem’. Last year, this organisation received almost 17,000 anonymous reports of criminal activities in areas such as drugs, assault and armed robbery. According to current figures, the work of CSI’s Dutch program in 2017 has resulted in more than 1200 arrests.
International networks in The Hague
Crime Stoppers International focuses on expanding its global reach. For example, the organisation wants to give communities in all corners of the world access to anonymous opportunities to report offences. The base in the Netherlands should enable CSI to easily maintain contact with other international organisations in The Hague that are active in, or have experience with, these regions.
Devrol Dupigny says of The Hague Humanity Hub: “We focus on crimes such as cybercrime, illegal trade, human trafficking and criminal activities with wild animals and plants. That is why we want to maximise the resources and expertise available in The Hague. This can vary from collaboration with the growing network of innovators in The Hague Humanity Hub and the extensive international network of The Hague Security Delta, to the use of World Forum, Hilton and other first-class conference venues to hold international meetings and conferences. “