There are four easy ways to report a crime while remaining completely anonymous.

  1. Call the tip line at 800-873-TIPS (8477). These phone lines have no recording device.
  2. Click HERE to fill out an online form.
  3. Text your tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) then type keyword “IA40” before you type your message.
  4. Call the local tip line at 515-832-8437. These phone lines have no recording device.

Cash rewards up to $1,000 per incident are distributed anonymously to the person who gives information leading to an arrest and indictment. All online tips and callers remain anonymous with no pressure to reveal their identity.

At the time of the incident report, the tipster will be given a code number. The caller or online tipster should check the status of their report periodically by emailing their code number to or calling back using their code number.

After the arrest and indictment, the tipster will be told how and where to pick up the cash reward. Crime Stoppers is unable to notify the tipster due to the fact that calls and online tips are not traced in any way.

You can also download an app for your Android or iPhone.