As Crimestoppers celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, the charity says the results highlight its continuing influence in the fight against crime.
With a five per cent increase in actionable information passed on to law enforcement agencies nationally, the regional results mirror the national picture.
Kiran Dhanda, Lincolnshire regional manager for Crimestoppers, said: “To have results like this in Crimestoppers’ 25th year is a really positive result for Lincolnshire and I am delighted for the charity and the local community.”
“However, I like to view this as progress rather than success, as our staff and volunteers in the area will continue to work hard and engage with the local public to ensure we are tackling the crimes affecting them.”
“With your help, you can make these results even better next year by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our secure online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org with information about crime.”
This year there were over 7,000 arrest and charges, bringing the total since 1988 to over 122,000. Some £65 million worth of drugs was also seized, bringing the total over 25 years to £299 million.
Crimestoppers operates the 0800 555 111 telephone number 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for people to pass on information about crimes anonymously. Information can also be passed on anonymously through the charity’s online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Community Inspector Dave Rimmer added: “Although we encourage the community to talk to us about crime and we hold regular engagement events to make it easier for the public to get to know their local officers, we appreciate that some people may prefer to pass on information anonymously.”
“By contacting Crimestoppers, people can still help police without having to worry about giving a statement or attending court and the charity is making a real difference in the fight against crime.”