6.57 AM Friday 25 April 2014

Crimestoppers

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Crimestoppers is a charity that works with police forces throughout the UK to solve crime. It was set up in 1988 to break the wall of silence that sometimes surrounds crime, a silence that criminals exploit in order to avoid justice.

Crime has affected everyone at some point in their lives in one way or another. It’s easy to feel that there is nothing you can do or to worry about the consequences if you do pass on information.

Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and tell them what you know, not who you are.

With Crimestoppers you have the power to tackle crime without leaving yourself open. It’s easy, it’s anonymous, and it’s up to you. You will not be asked your name, your call will not be traced or recorded and you do not have to go to court. You may also be eligible for a reward

  • 6,205 people are arrested and charged every year on average because of the information received by individual like yourselves who want to keep communities safe.
  • Since starting in 1988 over 89,000 arrests and charges have been made, £104 million pounds worth of stolen goods have been recovered along with £167 million pounds worth of illegal drugs

 

Every call is valuable to Crimestoppers. Often your information will be used to help solve existing investigations. Sometimes however, the information may be entirely new to the police and will enable them to tackle crimes that they may otherwise be unaware of.

It is 100% anonymous and Dorset Police will review all information that is received and where appropriate take action.

That is why your call to Crimestoppers could be so crucial.