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1-800-78-CRIME

WeTip History

WeTip was founded in 1972 as an Anonymous Crime Reporting resource for citizens, and a tool to aid law enforcement. This tremendously successful program has dramatically impacted crime and has significantly reduced crime incidents in communities and schools nationwide.

 

Crimes Reported

Arrests

Convictions

1972
WeTip was Founded in Ontario, CA
1973
Became a statewide Crime reporting hotline 800-78-CRIME, Endorsed by California Governor Ronald Reagan
1978
Established the Anonymous ARSON hotline and partnership with the U.S. Forest Service
1982
Became the first totally anonymous Nationwide crime hotline
1985
WeTip Launched the nationwide 800-47 DRUGS hotline to combat drugs and gangs nationwide
1990
WeTip began it’s first National school safety program, Beginning a partnership with ASCIP provide anonymous reporting in all of their California Schools
1994
WeTip launched 800-US FRAUD the first completely anonymous crimeline for workers comp and insurance fraud
1996
WeTip Launched their Juvenile Firesetters program during a series of intentionally set school fires
2003
WeTip Enters into a contract with over 10,000 New Jerseys schools
2005
WeTip enters into a partnership with the Wyoming Department of Education, providing anonymous reporting in all of the Wyoming schools throughout the state
2006
Counties throughout the state of Indiana joins forces with WeTip to help county prosecutors fight crime
2007
WeTip begins taking anonymous tips via the internet worldwide
2008
Working in cooperation with Indian schools and Indian reservations nationwide, WeTip provides the 855-4-THE REZ hotline
2013
WeTip Celebrates 15,000 criminal arrests and $1,000,000 in rewards Paid
2014
WeTip establishes the 855-WeTip US hotline for internal crime and fraud tips
2015
WeTip reaches the milestone 1,000,000 crime reports received.

Tips Per Arrest

WeTip averages an arrest for every 33 tips received.

Drug Worth Per Arrest

For every arrest made, an average of $20,883 worth of drugs have been seized.

Property Value Per Arrest

An average of $1,078 worth of stolen property is recovered.

Arrests Per Conviction

For every 1.9 arrests made, a criminal has been convicted in a court of law.