You can anonymously report a tip about a crime or information about a police officer being shot or targeted, through New York City’s Crime Stoppers Hotline and COP SHOT Program. Cash rewards are available if the information provided leads to an arrest and an indictment or conviction.

The City accepts tips regarding individuals wanted for past felony crimes. 

These crimes can include:

  • Murder
  • Shooting
  • Attempted murder
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Arson
  • Burglary
  • Any open misdemeanor or felony warrant

You can remain anonymous. If you provide information leading to the arrest and indictment of a person who committed a violent felony, you are eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,500.

You can now send a text message to the Crime Stoppers Hotline

The Hotline does not accept tips on future crimes.


Get information about Crime Stoppers or submit a tip online.

By Text

Dial 274637 (CRIMES) and then enter TIP577.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York City Police Department
  • Division: Crime Stoppers Hotline
  • Phone Number: (800) 577-TIPS
  • Business Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

The City accepts information about a police officer being shot or targeted. A $10,000-dollar reward is available to anyone with information that leads to an arrest and conviction. Your call can remain anonymous.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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