‘CrimeStoppers-a-thon’ brings you tips on fighting crime all day Thursday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – News 2 and Nashville Crime Stoppers are working together to make our community safer.

This Thursday, you can be part of the solution that helps fight the war on crime in Middle Tennessee. The inaugural “CrimeStoppers-a-thon” will air on News 2 all day Thursday.

In every newscast, we’ll expose most-wanted fugitives, investigate cold cases and show you how major crimes have been solved through tips to Crime Stoppers.

Getting tips from law-abiding citizens is often the key to solving crimes, and we’ll be taking donations from viewers and businesses to help build the reward fund in an effort to get more bad guys off the street.

Since its conception in 1983, Nashville Crime Stoppers tips have led to 2,545 convictions and the program has paid over $566,000 in rewards. Over 11,000 cases have been solved; 5,271 fugitives caught, 217 homicides solved, 790 robberies solved, and over $8.7 million in property has been recovered, as well as over $8.4 million in drugs confiscated.

Stories featured in CrimeStoppers-a-thon include:

Nashville Crime Stoppers has helped solve 11,130 cases and paid $566,700 in rewards. It is a non-profit organization, comprised of volunteers from the local business community, and relies on corporate support and public donations. Click here to make a tax deductible donation securely on PayPal.

You can also send a money order or check as a tax deductible gift to: Nashville Crime Stoppers, Inc., Post Office Box 24185, Nashville, TN  37202-4185.