Increase in reports to crime line
CRIME Stoppers Queensland has launched into 2011 celebrating another pleasing year of results during 2010.
Chief executive officer Trevor O'Hara said that during 2010 Crime Stoppers Queensland had received 51,931 anonymous phone calls and website reports, up from 41,798 in 2009.
“Those anonymous pieces of information last year alone resulted in 1206 offenders arrested,” he said.
“That's a 24 per cent increase in contacts in one year and is proof that the Queensland public continues to embrace and trust the good work of our community organisation.”
Another ideal result for the organisation was the seizure of illegal drugs totalling $7.6 million during 2010.
Crime Stoppers Queensland has released the figures to coincide with National Crime Stoppers Day being celebrated on Friday, an opportunity to remind all Queenslanders of the Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 number and that all information providers can remain anonymous.