State celebrates work of Crime Stoppers

WORK: People around the state celebrated Crime Stoppers on Monday.

WORK: People around the state celebrated Crime Stoppers on Monday.

The achievements of a community-based initiative in combatting crime were celebrated on Monday during NSW Crime Stoppers Day.

Over the past five years, NSW Crime Stoppers has received more than 390,000 contacts from the community. These have resulted in the arrest of 5574 people, the seizure of drugs valued at more than $117 million and the recovery of property valued at more than $11 million.

Crime Stoppers helps solve a crime every 11 hours in NSW and in the past 12 months there has been more than 1000 arrests as a result of tip offs.

CEO, Peter Price AM, said it is a unique community organisation that provides an avenue for vital information to be passed on in confidence or anonymously.

“On Crime Stoppers Day, we encourage people to save the number into their mobile phones, 1800 333000, to ‘like’ NSW Crime Stoppers on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or to visit our NSW Crime Stoppers website to learn more about what we do, including reporting information anonymously on-line.”