What Makes A Good Tip


There are no bad tips, but what makes a good tip great is in the details!


When submitting a tip, please DO NOT give your name or any contact info as we want you to remain ANONYMOUS.

Also, please do not attempt to seek out additional information about a crime on your own. Leave this to the investigative team. Your tip will be forwarded to the proper investigative agencies.


When submitting your tip, focus on these key questions:


Who is involved?
Do you know their names or nicknames?
Can you provide a description? (age, race, height, weight, hair color & style, eye colour & glasses if worn, clothing worn and any identifying features like tatoos or scars).
Do you know the address, place of work or school of the suspect(s) and/or victim(s)?


Where did the crime occur?
Where does the suspect(s) live?
Can you provide the city, nearest cross streets or specific address where the crime took place?
Can you provide a description of the crime location (building, school, park, neighbourhood, etc.)


When did the crime occur (date and time)?
Have you noticed the crime happening more than once?



What type of crime are you reporting? (vandalism, bullying, theft, drugs, assault, hit & run, etc. )
What did you see or hear? (remember, even the smallest detail could be important!)

Please remember, we can't call you back to elaborate on details as we do not ask for your contact info. So, try your best to provide as many details as you can.


Please do not withhold submitting a tip because you are unsure of all the details surrounding the "Who", "Where", "When" and "What" aspects of a suspected crime.  Even the smallest detail you can provide, may end up being the key to solving a crime.

Also, photos, videos and audio files can be uploaded online and can be extremely helpful in making an arrest.


Disclaimer:  By providing information that Crime Stoppers will share with law enforcement agencies, you are providing an important and valuable public service. We understand that disclosure of your identity might put you at risk. We do everything we can to protect your anonymity. However, that anonymity may be open to challenge in the following situations:

  • A call to Crime Stoppers made with the intention of “furthering criminal activity or interfering with the administration of justice”. A party who is guilty of a crime cannot use Crime Stoppers to try to divert the blame onto someone else. Crime Stoppers cannot be used to try to “frame” an innocent person.
  • There is evidence that disclosure of some or all of a tip is necessary to establish someone’s innocence.
  • A tipster having received the benefit of full legal advice may, for his or her own reasons, elect to waive the privilege.
  • For a fuller explanation of these principles, help us to help you by reading and understanding the “Tipster Information” on the Canadian Crime Stoppers website.