Independent charity Crimestoppers would like to praise the ‘crime-fighters’ of the West Midlands after statistics released for the first third of the financial year show the most pieces of information passed to the organisation have come from the region [10 October 2013].

With London and the North West tending to be the areas where most of our information comes from, it is the people of the West Midlands who picked up the phone or sent an anonymous online form that saw 5,077 pieces of information passed to police forces across the region between April and July this year.

This is an increase of almost 12 per cent on the same period last year, and highlights the trust the West Midlands public has in the charity.

Crimestoppers would also like to praise the people of Warwickshire, whose information has seen an increase of 48 per cent for the same four-month period last year.

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With a new volunteer committee in the county, there are half a dozen volunteers working tirelessly to raise the profile of the charity in the area, and public awareness is growing.

West Midlands Chairman for Crimestoppers, Mark Stevenson, said: “These early year statistics show that the people in the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Telford and Shropshire, have a lot of faith and trust in Crimestoppers.

Local people are community crime stoppers – doing their bit by contacting us to ensure their streets are free of crime, and for that, I’d like to thank them.”

If you have any information on crime then please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form.