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Crime Stoppers now pays $2,500 cash for tips leading to an arrest where a gun was used in a felony crime, and $5,000 cash for a tip leading to an arrest in any homicide case.

Illegal Gun Bounty Reward Program

To help combat the marked increase in gun-related crime in our community in 2019, Champaign County Crime Stoppers launched the Illegal Gun Bounty Reward Program. 

Now anyone who contacts Crime Stoppers with a tip that leads to the arrest of a person who used a gun during the commission of a felony crime in Champaign County will receive a $2,500 cash reward ($5,000 cash reward for a homicide). 

As always, to be award-eligible tips MUST be submitted directly to Crime Stoppers via our phone line, this website, or our free P3 Tips mobile app. 

The Illegal Gun Bounty Reward Program will continue to be offered so long as public donations and grant funds are available to support the expanded rewards. 

Want to help stop gun-related crimes? Make a donation today!

Connect with Crime Stoppers!
Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest information about wanted subjects and fugitives.  For your safety, do NOT provide tips or information to Crime Stoppers via social media.  Only provide that information via this webpage, our P3Tips mobile app, or our TIPS phone line (217-373-TIPS).


We rely upon our community for financial support. Champaign County Crime Stoppers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit run by an all-volunteer board. Thank you for making a donation to support our continued operation.
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Anonymous crime reporting at your fingertips!



Download the free P3 Tips app for iOS or Android and quickly and discretely submit tips from your smartphone. The app is free and the technology scrubs all personally identifying information to guarantee your anonymity.






YOU can help the police solve crime and get criminals off the streets.


Champaign County Crime Stoppers encourages the public to assist local law enforcement in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.

Champaign County Crime Stoppers provides three main ways for tipsters to anonymously give helpful information to local law enforcement. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could receive up to a $5,000 cash reward:

  • $5,000 for a homicide in Champaign County
  • $2,500 for a crime involving an illegal gun in Champaign County
  • Up to $1,000 for tips leading to an arrest in any other crime or a fugitive

To be eligible, and to protect the tipster's anonymity, tips MUST be submitted via one of the following ways:

  • Call our call center at 217-373-TIPS (8477).  This professional call center is operated by civilians (not law enforcement) and are specially trained to take crime stoppers tips. Information will be anonymously relayed to local law enforcement for investigation. Calls are NOT recorded and all caller ID information is electronically stripped and deleted.
  • Submit a web tip on this webpage (CLICK HERE). Complete the form and send it in. All tips are reviewed by trained professionals at our call center then relayed to local law enforcement for investigation. All IP and computer information is electronically stripped and deleted.
  • Submit a tip using our free P3 Tips mobile app. Available for Apple and Android phones. All tips submitted through the app are routed through servers to electronically strip and delete IP and computer information.
NOTE-Tips received via email, social media, reported directly to 9-1-1, police, etc., will NOT be accepted, processed, or eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers.

When you contact Crime Stoppers, you are not contacting law enforcement. We do not record phone calls or using any tracking schemes. Sophisticated and expensive technology is employed to ensure your identity will never be known to anyone.

You will remain completely ANONYMOUS and neither Crime Stoppers nor the police will ever know your identity. We don't want your name, just any information to help solve local crimes and put criminals behind bars.   

Champaign County Crime Stoppers relies on a community volunteer board of directors and tax deductible contributions from the public in order to operate the program.

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