What do we mean by ANONYMity?

We value the information you provide much more than knowing your identity. That’s why we take measures to ensure your anonymity if you prefer it, whether you use the online report form within this website or telephone the call centre on 1800 333 000.

Here are the measures we take to ensure you remain anonymous:

Telephone Default

  • No caller ID on the call centre telephones (i.e. no phone number shown)
  • Your telephone call is never recorded

Online Default

  • We don’t have access to personal data such as your name, email address or house address
  • Your IP address, details of the computer you’re using or your whereabouts is never recorded

Legal Decision

While each case must be taken on its own merits, the case below is a good example of the strong view that the courts take regarding the anonymity of information disclosed to Crime Stoppers.

In the above case, the Hon. Justice J McKECHNIE ruled:

“Nothing is advanced that would satisfy me as to the legitimate forensic purpose in disclosing this material. Even if there was some legitimate forensic purpose, I consider that the strong public interest in the confidentiality of all information provided by callers to the Crime Stoppers program would require the public interest immunity to extend over that material”. Para 39


Safer browsing with our Quick Exit button

When you provide information to Crime Stoppers, you have the protection of anonymity whether you send in a report online or phone us.

Visitors to our website can now have a safer browsing experience with our Quick Exit button. This allows you to quickly leave the website if you don’t want someone to see that you’re looking at Crime Stoppers information.

This button is helpful only if you need to quickly switch to another website. It won’t prevent the other person from going through your browser history or from knowing you were on that website if they are monitoring your device or internet activity remotely.

Clearing your browsing history

As you browse the Internet, most web page data is cached locally on your computer to help pages load faster and reduce the amount of data you need to transfer over your Internet connection.

To help keep your browsing history private, and to free up disk space on your computer, you can clear your local browsing history.

Select your Internet browser from the following list to get started:

For more tips on how to browse safely and minimize the chances of someone tracking your browsing history.