More than 450 wanted people were arrested in 2011, thanks to tips made through Macon Regional Crimestoppers.
Officials say that's the most since the non-profit was created in 2000.
When the red phone rings at Crimestoppers, the staff talks with someone who could provide valuable information to help catch a criminal.
"December 1, 2011, a man walked into the BB&T bank at 2535 Mercer University Drive in Macon. He wrote a note to the teller asking them for money and walked away," said Executive Director Robert Martin. "The Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Donald Carswell."
Tips from the anonymous line led to the arrest of 466 people in 2011, 428 in 2010 and 449 the year before said Martin.
"We contribute that success to the community for one, relying more on our program," he said.
Martin said several factors encourage people to call with information.