Devrol Dupigny, CSI CEO

Every 14 minutes a crime is solved as a direct result of the CSI programme

The 39th Annual Crime Stoppers International Conference will take place in Hilton The Hague, 29-31 October, with organisers expecting 150 delegates to attend. The event gathers law enforcement agencies, civil society and policymakers from all over the world to network and exchange best practices.

Crime Stoppers International (CSI) is a Netherlands-based, non-profit organisation that provides communities with platforms for reporting crimes anonymously. The Crime Stoppers concept was the brainchild of Greg MacAleese, who as a police officer was investigating the murder of a university student in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1976. By doing a re-enactment of the crime, providing a toll-free number, a reward and guaranteed anonymity, he was able to receive a tip from the public, which led to the arrest of two perpetrators and the birth of the Crime Stoppers movement.

Devrol Dupigny

This year’s CSI conference in The Hague revolves around the theme ‘Creating Alliances Against Crime’ and Devrol Dupigny, Crime Stoppers International CEO, says: “There is no better location for CSI to host its 39th Annual Conference than the City of Peace and Justice.”

CSI has recently reinforced its connection to the city, by becoming a member of The Hague Humanity Hub, a community of innovators in peace, justice and humanitarian actions.

One major outcome of the CSI Conference is expected to be the development of The Hague Accord, a declaration of support for the Crime Stoppers International movement and an assertion of a unified partnership in the fight against criminal activity worldwide.