Crimestoppers raises reward to $3,000 in Florida

 

Crimestoppers organizations in Miami-Dade and Broward and throughout Florida are increasing reward money for information that leads to an arrest.

Officials say it’s a way to keep up with the economic times and might encourage more people to call in.

Ralph Page, head of Broward County Crimestoppers, said that the organization is responsible for the arrests of thousands of people—which includes dozens of murderers—and the seizure of millions of dollars in cash and property since its’ inception in Broward in 1981.

Page believes it was time for the organization to raise the reward from $1,000, up to up $3,000.

“It was $1,000 dollars in 1981,” Page said. “That $1,000 in 1981 is probably $3,000 today.”

Page said the money for the increased rewards is coming from the Crimestoppers Trust Fund, which is built on money paid into it by convicted felons. Page said everyone convicted in Broward pays $20 into the fund.

Persons can call in tips to Broward County Crimestoppers at 954- 493-8477 and Miami-Dade County Crimestoppers at (305) 471-8477.

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