Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers is a program that reenacts crimes and encourages citizens to call in with tips about the case, ensuring their anonymity. The idea was developed in 1975 after the murder of a young man in Alberquerque, New Mexico went unsolved. Detective Greg MacAleese had the idea to go to a local television station and encourage them to reenact the crime for viewers, and he offered a reward to anyone who assisted in an arrest. A caller recognized the situation and offered information, but preferred to remain anonymous. This showed authorities the importance of community involvement in solving crimes, and regional divisions of Crime Stoppers now operate all over the United States, having lead to many successful arrests. Since its inception in 1976, Crime Stoppers in the United States has been responsible for more than half a million arrests and more than $4 billion in recovered property.
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The Roy Faires Collection, no. 49 - Crime Stoppers Report on Cowboy Bandit (1981)
Edited Crime Stoppers spot about the “Cowboy Bandit,” a repeat bank robber in Austin
The Roy Faires Collection, no. 48 - Texas’ Most Wanted (1985)
Edited Texas Most Wanted segments about fugitives accused of fraud and robbery
The Roy Faires Collection, no. 42 - Crime Stoppers Commercials and Updates (1983)
Series of edited Crime Stoppers promos as well as case updates from 24 Action News
The Roy Faires Collection, no. 46 - Crime Stoppers Dramatization (1987)
Unedited Crime of the Week recreation of a robbery and kidnapping in Austin
The Roy Faires Collection, no. 41 - Crime Stoppers in McAllen (1982)
Edited presentation promoting the Crime Stoppers program in McAllen
The Roy Faires Collection, no. 40 - Crime Stoppers International Promo (1985)
Edited promo for Crime Stoppers International