How Submitting an Anonymous Tip Reduces Crime Rate
Submitting an anonymous tip is important in so many ways. For one, shedding potential light on a crime can help not only the victims families but also help law enforcement crack and solve cases that may otherwise go unsolved. Today’s technology makes it much easier for anyone to submit anonymous tips to almost any law enforcement agency.
Most law enforcement agents know that before a stop and question can be done on an individual he or she must have reasonable suspicion that they believe the individual is engaged in criminal activity. An anonymous tip can provide reasonable suspicion and in some cases help stop or solve a crime.
Help keep your area safer
By submitting an anonymous tip you are helping law enforcement personnel catch and remove dangerous people in and around your area. In a ripple effect, you are helping keep your neighborhoods safer for you and your family. These tips will help prevent future crimes from happening if they can get the bad guys off the streets.
When criminals get caught because of anonymous tips in an area it becomes known that the community works together and will share information when something is seen.
Speak up anonymously
Criminals prefer to operate under darkness and in areas that tend not to speak up. They realize when something happens the community becomes tight-lipped and are reluctant to speak to law enforcement.
This is the exact scenario criminals want, don’t give that to them, speak up when you know something by giving an anonymous tip.
The top reason that more people don’t come forward is of fear of retaliation or someone else finding out that he or she has shared information on a potential crime.
With the progression of technology, most tips can now be done online and completely anonymous. In some instances, you can even earn rewards for helping bring a fugitive to justice.
Important criminal statistics in the United States
The below data is from the Federal Bureau of Investigations. They offer great data to the public regarding arrests and criminal statistics. This data is from the 2017 year and does not include suspicion within its data.
Violent crimes are considered offenses of rape, aggravated assault, robbery, nonnegligent manslaughter, and murder.
Property crimes are offenses such as arson, motor vehicle theft, burglary, and larceny-theft.
Total Crimes in 2017
Property Crime Rates in 2017
Violent Crime Rates in 2017
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