Crimestoppers' committee in Nottinghamshire thanks society’s crime-fighters: the people who give vital information and make a difference in keeping their community safe
The Crimestoppers team in Nottingham have launched a campaign in Market Square to thank the public who have given anonymous information over the years leading to the arrests of hundreds of criminals.
Chair of the Crimestoppers Nottingham Committee, Glyn Gilfoyle, Peter Moyes from Nottingham City council and Paddy Tipping the PCC all participated in the launch event saying “thank you” and pushing a huge drive to highlight the charity’s vital role in fighting crime. Key to the launch was the displaying of an ad-van which is touring the country featuring compelling artwork from the new campaign and travelled from Market Square to Mansfield on the day.
This launch plays a part in the overall Crimestoppers campaign which is biggest campaign to date and commemorates the charity’s 25th anniversary.
130 arrests and charges of criminals were made in Nottinghamshirem alone last year thanks to Crimestoppers information. Every day, 1,000 people contact Crimestoppers, because they care about their area and want to help make it a safer place to live. Crimestoppers believes passionately that no-one should live with crime or the fear of crime and later this year we’ll be asking the general public about what we can do together to achieve this vision.
While Crimestoppers continues to progress and achieve these results, the important role the public has played, cannot be underestimated. Since the charity’s formation, 122,000 people have been arrested and charged thanks to Crimestoppers information, while over 2,000 people have been located from the charity’s Most Wanted website.
We will ask members of the public to ‘Become a Crimestopper’. Whether by donating much needed funds, becoming a volunteer or helping us spread our message; we want ‘Crimestoppers’ to be at the forefront of fighting crime and help communities to stay safe.
Crimestoppers’ Chair of the Nottingham Committee, Glynn Gilfoyle, said: “As a charity Crimestoppers has achieved so much over the years and this is largely thanks to the admirable continued support from the public. We work hard every day to fight crime and believe everybody has a part to play in making communities safer and so we will continue to ensure our anonymous giving information service is there to help this cause.
“Over 2,500 pieces of information were passed on to Nottinghamshire Police by Crimestoppers across 2011 to 2013. We want to continue to build on this success and the achievements of the last 25 years, supporting individuals in the fight against crime, hearing their concerns and fears and then acting on them.”
If you have information about crime, do as so many have over the last 25 years, and contact us anonymously on 0800 555 111, or give information using our Anonymous Online Form.
To join in the discussion use the hashtag #Ourbigthankyou on Twitter and Facebook.
For more information please contact PR & Media Officer Giselle Lares on 0208 835 3737 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Anonymous Online Form via our website which can also be accessed on all mobile devices including iPads and smartphones.
- Around 20 people are arrested and charged every day as a result of information given to Crimestoppers.
- Since Crimestoppers began in 1988, it has received over a million actionable calls, resulting in over 122,000 arrests and charges. Over £126 million worth of goods has been recovered and over £299 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 2,300 arrests to date.
- An individual is charged for murder every ten days thanks to information passed to Crimestoppers
- Crimestoppers UK was founded by Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC, 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.