We're a partnership between the community, police, media and government agencies.
How we work
Crime Stoppers WA Ltd is an independent, not-for-profit community organisation and registered charity, working in partnership with the WA Police to help any member of the public play a key role in solving crime via our online report form or the toll-free telephone hotline 1800 333 000.
Our services allow you to safely report criminal activity and suspicious behaviour anonymously, so you can have peace of mind while playing your part to keep the Western Australian community safer. You don’t have to leave your personal details, the call and caller ID isn’t recorded and your computer IP address is not trackable.
One of the best-known and trusted names in this State, Crime Stoppers has been actively contributing to a safer WA since December 1994.
Crime fighting across Australia
The Crime Stoppers name and brand have become a vital part of policing, with the information gathered and supplied by the community playing a key role in crime fighting and prevention across Australia and the world.
Crime Stoppers Western Australia Limited is a registered charity managed by our Board of Directors, which includes our Chief Executive Officer and a representative of the Commissioner of Police.
Crime Stoppers Australia Limited (CSA) is also a registered charity, which owns the Crime Stoppers trademark nationally.
Every State and Territory member of CSA is entitled to operate using the name and trademark. Police in every jurisdiction are also given permission to use the Crime Stoppers trademark and name in approved activities.
This means that Crime Stoppers WA operates independently from the WA Police, and works in cooperation with all the other State Crime Stoppers bodies that comprise CSA. Each State or Territory body is represented on the Board of Directors of CSA.
The success of the program since it was first established in Australia in 1987 can be seen in the 125,000 people charged and 45,000 arrested from 260,000 information reports prepared from 1 million contacts by the public.
In 2021 Crime Stoppers programs across the nation received 288,432 calls via the freecall hotline and 296,553 online contacts.
The information those reports contained directly led to 4,175 apprehensions and 14,040 charges being laid.
A worldwide network
Crime Stoppers is an international program, successfully partnering with police in 30 countries across the world, including the United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada and New Zealand, within the Crime Stoppers International network.
Crime Stoppers programs worldwide have been responsible for over a million people charged and arrested, the seizure of more than US$10 billion in illegal drugs and the recovery of US$2billion in property.
The quality of the work performed by Crime Stoppers WA is respected and recognised among peer organisations within Crime Stoppers International. Our activities regularly receive international awards for excellence.
Thank you for giving us an impressive introduction on Crime Stoppers WA’s outstanding crime reporting platform during our visit in January 2023.Howard KWAN, Senior Inspector of Hong Kong Police
The cost of Crime Stoppers WA’s administration and communication programs are met through funding from corporate partners, alongside funding from the Commonwealth and Western Australian governments.
The funding enables us to operate this website, which includes the Crime Stoppers online report form, as well as various programs.
Additionally, our media partners kindly provide space and time for Crime Stoppers information to effectively reach the wider community.
Working together for a safer WA
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.
Working Together by DuShong
The artwork titled ‘Working Together’ represents the Aboriginal tribes of Western Australia working together in harmony to rejuvenate the land by controlled fires.
In this artwork it also represents our community today working together to keep our neighbourhood safe from crime.