OUR SUPPORTERS

All of our efforts toward safer neighborhoods within our seven-county service area would not be possible without the generous support of our Board of Directors, individual supporters, law enforcement partners, faith-based members and corporate friends of Crime Stoppers. We cannot thank them enough for being such an essential part of what we do. Only with your support, we can continue to make a change in our community and on people’s lives.

WHY DONATE?

  • According to the Michigan Incident Crime Reporting, in 2016, Michigan State Police reported 341,550 crimes within our seven-county region. Crimes included robbery, larceny, retail fraud, motor vehicle theft, arson, assault, sexual assault, manslaughter, and murder.
  • In 2001, the National Institute of Justice published a study that claimed that fear of crime attracts criminals since communities that fear crime tend to have weaker social fabric and don’t look out for each other.
  • Studies indicate that higher crime rates impose a significant financial burden on local governments. The costs related to maintaining necessary police force operations, legal fees, and both jail and prison upkeep places a heavy financial strain on taxpayers.
  • Through lower property values, higher insurance premiums and reduced investment in high-crime areas, the community at large suffers as a result.
  • A 2016 Wilson Center study states that increases in violent crime reduce the number of sectors that operate in an area, limiting economic diversification, increasing market concentration, and diminishing economic complexity.
  • According to the U.S. Chamber Foundation, crime may be a factor in as many as 30% of business failures.