The end of year figures for Norfolk have revealed that the amount of arrests from information passed on to Norfolk Police has increased by an incredible 377 per cent compared to the previous year. Norfolk Police made 62 arrests from Crimestoppers information compared to 13 arrests last year. Positive outcomes also totalled 220 as a result of Crimestoppers information, such as a warning letter being issued or patrol being stepped up.
With the charity celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2013, this increase highlights a growing awareness of Crimestoppers and its work in local communities. It also highlights the significant role the public plays in the fight against crime.
Ann Scott, Crimestoppers Eastern Regional Manager, said: “I am extremely pleased with these results. They represent a continued effort from the public and Crimestoppers in keeping our communities safe and bringing wanted criminals to justice. Just over 740 people across Norfolk have chosen to put their trust in our charity with their information about crime. Without the Norfolk public there would no Crimestoppers and more criminals would still be walking the streets. I cannot thank our local communities enough for their efforts and for trusting us with their information – and to our volunteers across the eastern region who dedicate so much of their time to ensure we continue the fight to provide a crime free community. With last week also being National Volunteers Week it is important to recognise the role that they have played in not only raising awareness of the charity, but in helping to engage with local people and help tackle the crimes affecting the area”.
Volunteer for Norfolk Crimestoppers
Ann added: “We currently have no volunteer committee in Norfolk. I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to those living and working in Norfolk who would like to make their community even safer to consider joining Crimestoppers. We need a chair, vice-chair, treasurer and secretary to get the ball rolling but will also need those with other skills such as media, marketing, business and working with young people. Volunteers are the backbone of Crimestoppers and I am excited about the prospect of what an active committee could have on next year’s results.”
If you are interested in volunteering for Norfolk, get in touch and submit an enquiry to our volunteers team.
Tell us what you know, not who you are
Anyone with information of criminals or criminal activity can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form. Since Crimestoppers was formed in 1988, over 128,000 people have been arrested and charged, while 1.5million pieces of information have been passed onto law enforcement agencies.