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Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers

We are a community, media, and police cooperative program designed to involve the public in the fight against crime. We are located in Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, on beautiful Vancouver Island.

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the 3 key elements faced by law enforcement in generating information that inhibit community involvement: fear of reprisal, apathy and reluctance to get involved.

Our History

Crime Stoppers originated in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA in 1976, after a fatal shooting occurred.

Two weeks after the incident, police had no information and out of sheer desperation, Detective Greg MacAleese approached the local TV station requesting a reconstruction of the crime.

The re-enactment was produced and a reward of US$ 1,000.00 was offered for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators.

Within 72 hours a person telephoned in identifying the car leaving the scene and supplied the vehicle registration. The person calling did not want to be identified.

Detective MacAleese then realized that fear of reprisal and apathy were the primary reasons why the public tended not to engage with Police on these matters. He subsequently designed a system where the public could anonymously provide details of crime events. This system focused on stimulating community involvement and participation, taking advantage of every possible media opportunity, especially electronic media, to publicise unsolved crimes; and offering cash rewards for information leading to an arrest and/or conviction.

Since its first chapter was officially formed in Albuquerque in 1976, Crime Stoppers programmes worldwide have been responsible for over a million arrests and the seizure of more than US$10 billion in illegal drugs.

Crime Stoppers now helps to solve a crime every 14 minutes somewhere in the world.

In September 1984  of the program that is now known as the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers began. We serve the Greater Victoria community: Victoria, Esquimalt, Saanich, Oak Bay, Central Saanich, Sidney/North Saanich, West Shore (View Royal, Langford, Metchosin), Sooke, Saltspring Island, and the Outer Gulf Islands (Galiano, Pender, Saturna, and Mayne Islands).

What We Do

Crime Stoppers is a mechanism which is separate from the emergency police telephone number or other standard methods of contacting police, which allows a member of the community to provide information about criminal activity anonymously.

This allows a person to provide assistance to the authorities without being directly involved in the investigation process. Law enforcement authorities, especially the police, cannot solve many crimes on their own. Forensic science and investigative skills are necessary, but information from the public is critical.

Crime Stoppers recognises that someone other than criminals may have information about crime, and was developed to combat the public’s fear of reprisals, public apathy, and a reluctance to get involved.

How We Operate

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is a registered not for profit organization, overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors who are responsible for fund raising, public awareness and the distribution of awards. They also ensure that the program is being run in accordance with established Crime Stoppers protocol.

The day to day operations are the responsibility of our 2 civilian Program Coordinators whose positions and operational expenses are funded jointly by our partner police agencies. It is important to know though that all awareness campaigns and reward payments are solely funded through public donations and sponsorship. Without this support we would not be able to operate.


Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is an independent organization that takes tips from the public about crimes and shares that information with law enforcement agencies. We do not want to know who you are … we do not record your phone call, nor do we log your IP address. You will never have to testify in court.

If your tip leads to an arrest, charge, seizure of stolen property, drugs or illegal weapons a reward of up to $2000 may be offered.

Mission Statement

Crime Stoppers is comprised of diverse, active, and dedicated community representatives. Crime Stoppers provides a method for local law enforcement to receive information on crimes. These efforts increase tips, which in turn increase arrests in our community.

Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan details can be found here.

You Stay Anonymous……Criminals Don’t!!!!

Hey Greater Victoria

West Shore RCMP are looking to identify this suspect who is responsible for a mail theft from a building in the 2800 block of Peatt Road. 

The suspect is believed to have made off with several packages, which belonged to tenants of the building. 

If you recognize this suspect and you want to tell us their name anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or submit at tip online at

Its Wanted Wednesday! If you know where any of these fine folk are hiding let us know! Call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at
Your tip if successful could earn you a cash reward.
Thank you for coming out to support us at the Santa Parade last night, it was great to see you all!
Dear Suspect, 

Each and every year, Canadians around the country show their gratitude by remembering those service members that sacrificed their lives, bodies and minds in protection of our country. They do this by donating money and wearing a very sacred symbol called the Poppy.  Except you felt that you were more entitled than our veterans, as you decided to steal a Canadian Legion Poppy Donation Box. 

The money you stole was taken from our veterans for you own criminal gain and that is sad on so many levels. 

Now, we have a job to do and that is to share your photo with all our amazing followers, who will no doubt anonymously share your name. 

See you soon. 

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers

If you know who this suspect is and you want to tell us his name anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at

Hey Greater Victoria

VicPD are asking for assistance after a woman was injured during a robbery in the 1900-block of Douglas Street. 

Just before noon last Wednesday, a 59-year-old woman was walking toward her vehicle when the suspect approached her from behind and grabbed her purse. The victim was pulled to the ground and dragged a short distance causing non-life-threatening injuries to her head, knees, and wrist. 

The suspect ran away with the victim’s purse and was last seen boarding a B.C Transit bus. Bystanders in the area came to the victim’s aid. 

The suspect is described as approximately 40 years old, between six feet to six feet three inches tall with a medium build, partially balding red-brown hair and a large beard. Photos of the suspect are below. 

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the incident, the suspect or their whereabouts to call the E-Comm Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, call us at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at

Hey Greater Victoria

Sooke RCMP are hoping to identify this suspect who is associated to a stolen Red 1988 BMW convertible from Victoria. A white male, approximately 40 years old, was observed to drive the vehicle into the parking lot of the Esso Gas Station located at 5529 Sooke Road. While there, he removed the hard top from the convertible and then headed West on Sooke Road. The vehicle was later recovered by police on West Coast Road near China Beach. Sooke RCMP have tried numerous investigative  means to identify the suspect, but are now asking for the publics assistance.


The subject male is described as:

Caucasian, slender with no visible tattoos.
Clean shaven with short brown hair
Wearing a red and black baseball cap with a black logo, grey-rolled up pants with a black belt, white socks and white and black skateboard shoes.
If you recognize this suspect and you want to tell us his name anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online by clicking HERE.


Dear Suspect

Have you ever heard the term “say it, don’t spray it”? Well, sadly you decided that you would certainly ‘spray it’ when you were angry with a BC Transit Driver because you thought spitting in their face was an appropriate response. 

Well, we now get to share your photo with our amazing followers who will most certainly provide us with your name, and we will share it with Police. Your camouflaged hoodie won't even hide your identity. 

See you soon. 

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers. 

If you recognize this suspect and you want to anonymously tell us his name, please call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at

Hey Greater Victoria 

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP is looking to ID this suspect who on October 19th, entered a secure underground park garage in the 2500 block of Bevan Ave and stole a 2017 Red Toyota Prius. 

The suspect entered the parking garage on a scooter and tried numerous door handle before stealing the Prius. 

Despite the low-quality photos, Police are hopeful that someone might know who this person is. 

If you know who this is and you want to tell us anonymously, please call at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at
@saanichpolice are investigating a robbery that took place at a convenience store in Burnside Road West.The crime happened on October 8th at about 1.25am.
The suspect entered the store and threatened the staff with a black revolver style handgun, they demanded cash and cigarettes. Once the suspect had got what they asked for they left the shop. It is believed they escaped on a bicycle.
The witness has described them as 6’1”, slim build, with a male voice. They were wearing an orange and dark blue toque, a grey/black face covering, grey hoodie, red/black flannel shirt, medium washed jeans, black shoes, black and grey work gloves.
If you know who the suspect is and you wish to remain anonymous then call us 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at
F/N 23-19323
Hey Sooke and Greater Victoria

Can you help Sooke RCMP identify these disguised suspects, who in late February trespassed onto a private family property along Arranwood Drive. The suspects, one carrying a bat and the other a crowbar were caught on the residence security cameras approaching the front door around 12:30am. Once the suspects noticed the cameras on the front of the residence, they broke them. There were no signs of entry into the home upon Police arrival. 

Police have not been able to identify the suspects despite numerous thorough investigative methods and are hoping the public might have information about this incident. 

If you know the identity of any of the suspects, or have any information at all about this incident, please call us at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at 

Remember, you stay anonymous, but the criminals won’t!