Crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers have played host to another successful Brain Game fundraising event, which raises money to help fight crime across Northern Ireland [2 December 2013].
Between April 2012 - March 2013, almost £117,000 worth of drugs have been seized, 76 people have been arrested and charged and 2,400 pieces of actionable information passed to the PSNI thanks to Crimestoppers information.
Justice Minister David Ford spoke at the annual fundraising quiz and praised Crimestoppers. He said: “We should not underestimate the contribution Crimestoppers makes to tackling crime in Northern Ireland. The charity plays an incredibly important role in enabling members of the public to report crime anonymously.
“Each year those calls result in taking dangerous weapons and drugs off our streets and putting criminals before the courts.
He continued: “I have no doubt that Crimestoppers is well known throughout Northern Ireland. What may not be as widely known is the fact that it is a registered charity – not part of the PSNI.
“This event is about raising awareness of Crimestoppers as a charity and to raise important funds.
“It is also an opportunity for me to acknowledge the tremendous work done by Crimestoppers in tackling crime and helping to make Northern Ireland a safer place to live, to work and to visit.”