The program designed to help the community got it's biggest boost from the community with over 800 tips to law enforcement.

Through tips, law enforcement seized nearly $1.5 million dollars in narcotics, plus more than $325,000 in property and cash. That's compared to about $76,000 in narcotics in 2017, and with property and cash, around $286,000.

From 13 WREX News:

The tips lead to 802 arrests and law enforcement seized $1,472,198 worth of drugs. Those tips solved:

975 cases

4 murders

4 arsons

35 burglaries

Rockford Area Crime Stoppers funding comes through donations only, no tax dollars are used in the paying of cash rewards.

If you can help with a tip, please call Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867. You won't have to give your name, and you can remain completely anonymous.

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