With support from a Reisenbach Foundation grant, the NYPD/Police Foundation Crime Stoppers program just completed a record breaking year.
The program offers rewards for anonymous information that leads to an arrest and indictment of violent felons. In 2015, the Police Foundation approved over $120,000 in rewards, the highest figure in the program’s illustrious history.
Included in the list were 22 murders and 3 attempted murders of police officers. Since the program’s inception in 1983, the total number of violent criminals removed from our streets is now over 5,300.
Recent cases solved by Crime Stoppers include:
- The murder of Ramona Moore who disappeared after an argument with the superintendent of her building in the Bronx.
- The murder of a Queens teenager on a city bus. An anonymous tip led to the apprehension of the suspect in South Carolina.
For more information visit nycpolicefoundation.org.