New adverts to tackle burglary in Southend
The independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers has produced a series of adverts to promote its anonymous information hotline, 0800 555 111, through which members of the public can pass on information about crime without being identified [16 February 2012].
The three audio clips address the themes of burglary and robbery, and highlight how easy it is for members of the public to pass on information about crimes.
The adverts will be played on Southend Radio as part of a joint initiative between Crimestoppers and Essex Police to reduce burglary in the borough.
Southend Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership has also made the files available to download from its website.
- 23 people are arrested every day as a result of information passed to Crimestopppers.
- Callers don't have to give their name or any personal information and calls cannot be traced.
- This means you won't need to appear in court or give a statement to the police.
You can give information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org
For further information about Essex Crimestoppers please contact Ann Scott, East of England Regional Manager.
Notes to editors:
- Crimestoppers is an independent charity which helps the police to solve crimes, making communities safer. It does this by operating the 24/7 telephone number 0800 555 111 which people can ring to pass on information about crimes anonymously. They can also use our ‘giving information’ form via our website www.crimestoppers-uk.org
- Around 23 people are arrested and charged every day as a result of information given to Crimestoppers.
- Since Crimestoppers began in 1988, it has received over a million actionable calls, resulting in over 108,000 arrests and charges. Over £115 million worth of goods has been recovered and over £213 million worth of drugs has been seized.
- In 2005, Crimestoppers launched the UK’s Most Wanted on its website which allows the public to view images of criminals and pass on vital information about their whereabouts. It has been highly successful with over 1,000 arrests to date.
- Crimestoppers UK was founded by Lord Ashcroft, KCMG, Chairman of Trustees. In 1988, he launched Crimestoppers in the Metropolitan Police area. Crimestoppers’ ‘call to action’ is built on a three-way partnership between the business community, the police and the media.
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