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Anonymous Tips Triple At Violence Prevention And Intervention Program

Sep 11, 2019

Credit Safe2Tell / Safe2Tell.org

One Colorado violence intervention and prevention program said the number of reports nearly tripled from July to August. 

Safe2Tell is a anonymous reporting program. Anyone can call to report their own, or other's, violent behavior. Compared to August 2018, the number of tips increased by 75%.

The program said the uptick in tips is mostly likely due to students returning to school.

Last month, 1,503 tips were received. Of those reports, 139 were incidents that were duplicate reports. Attorney General Phil Weiser, whose office oversees Safe2Tell, said that shows a healthy reporting culture. 

"This demonstrates not only that students are aware of Safe2Tell, but also that they are increasingly comfortable using it to report concerns," Weiser said. 

In addition to suicide threats and drugs, tips regarding bullying and threats were also common reports. 

To make a report, individuals can call 1-877-542-7233 or go to Safe2Tell.org.