After a spike in gun crime in Birmingham this year, Crimestoppers has launched a campaign called 'Keep Our Streets Safe', to encourage people to tell us anonymously if they have any information. 

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Your information has the potential to help save a life. We don’t take personal details and we can’t trace calls or information given online. You won’t have to give a statement to police or appear in court. We don’t want to know who you are, just what you know. Visit our online form to report information on gun crime in Birmingham.

 

Figures from the Office of National Statistics have revealed there were 562 incidents involving a firearm in the West Midlands in the 12 months up to March 2015 – up from 540 the year before.

There were 20 offences per 100,000 people in the West Midlands police force during that time – compared to 19 per 100,000 in London, 16 in Greater Manchester and 12 in Merseyside.