Our team in Scotland are taking to the streets to urge the public to give information anonymously about crime. The 'It's YOUR Call' campaign will tour communities across Glasgow and Edinburgh to support people affected by crime.
A multi-language digital advan will highlight how to give information anonymously about crime and street telephone boxes will be branded with our contact information.
Angela Parker, National Manager for Crimestoppers in Scotland, said: ‘For various reasons, people may not want to speak to the police or law enforcement, so we pass on information to protect their identities. Our message to Scotland’s communities is that YOU can do something about it, YOU can prevent crime, so let’s make your area safer, together.’
You can also do your bit by volunteering for us, for instance by becoming a community or organisational ambassador. We rely on hundreds of volunteers to reach out to communities affected by crime.
Contacting us really does make a difference. In 2014/15, Crimestoppers Scotland passed on over 10,000 public calls to Police Scotland and other authorities. This meant:
- 367 criminals were arrested and charged
- 35 guns, knives and pieces of ammunition were removed
- and £223,000 in drugs was seized.
If you have noticed a crime in your neighbourhood, then call us anonymously on 0800 555 111 or fill in our anonymous online form. You will not be asked to reveal your name or any personal details.