OUR SUPPORTERS

With your continued support, we can continue to make a change in our community and on people’s lives.

partners, supporters & friends

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. 

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.