Do you speak up or stay silent about crime? Creative Commons License

Repeatedly, crimes are committed and go unsolved in some Southern California neighborhoods. Why? Because the people most familiar with the victims or perpetrators do not cooperate with police.

KPCC justice reporters want to know: What's it like to live in a neighborhood that's under a code of silence? Have you experienced the frustration of wanting to tell police about a crime or suspect, but did not for some reason? Was it fear of retaliation? A lack of trust in police?

What about the opposite situation -- you stepped forward to tell police about a crime. Did you suffer any consequences or receive some sort of reward or praise for your action?

Your response to these questions is confidential. Nothing you share is aired or published without your permission. And a KPCC journalist will respond to you directly by email.