Information given to Crimestoppers achieves a record increase in arrests and charges
Crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers has seen a 32 per cent increase which equates to 2027 more people arrested and charged as a result of information given to the charity over the last three years. [17 May 2011]
This highlights a year on year increase and demonstrates that the quality of information received from the public along with the charity’s dedicated 24/7 contact bureau is achieving consistently high results.
The charity have just released their latest end of year figures. These highlight a ten per cent increase in the number of people arrested and charged as a result of information passed to Crimestoppers during April 2010 – March 2011. See the full year end figures.
Crimestoppers' personal best
This is a personal best for the charity along with achieving their highest amount of actionable information received.
Deputy Chief Executive, Dave Cording said: “To achieve a 32 per cent increase in the number of people arrested and charged is a fantastic result. These statistics show that the quality of information we’ve received and processed at our dedicated call bureau has been consistently high as many more individuals have been arrested and charged due to the information received.
“The figures also show that 23 people are arrested and charged every day as a result of Crimestoppers information and one person every seven days is charged with murder as a result of information passed to the charity.
“A huge thank you must go to the members of the public who have passed on information to the charity. We’re extremely proud that Crimestoppers continues to play such a vital role in helping to make communities across the UK safer. I’d like to reassure the public that our service is completely anonymous and in the 23 years that the charity’s been running no one has ever been identified.”
How to contact Crimestoppers
Crimestoppers operates the 24/7 0800 555 111 telephone number for people to pass on information about crimes anonymously. Information can also be passed anonymously via the charity's website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Deputy Chief Executive, Dave Cording is available for interviews, please contact our Press Office to arrange this or for further information on Crimestoppers.
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 on this website.
- 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 1.2 million actionable calls, resulting in over 107,000 arrests and charges. Over £115 million worth of goods has been recovered and over £210 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 1,200 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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