The independent charity Crimestoppers is urging residents to help fight crime in their community.

Crimestoppers is supporting South Yorkshire Police's autumn crime initiative, Operation K2 (#K2) which is officially launched on Tuesday 1st October 2013, in their effort to tackle crime in Sheffield. 

Tell us what you know, not who you are

Crimestoppers will be reaching out to the Sheffield residents through radio adverts, leafleting, Facebook and various other avenues, to call upon the public to stand up for their community and speak out about crime. Crimestoppers is here to reassure the public that they can contact us anonymously by calling 0800 555 111, or using our Anonymous Online Form, to provide information about crime. We guarantee all callers and web-users anonymity, and have done so for over 25 years now.

Operation K2 Project Manager Chief Inspector Jayne Forrest stated: "I'd like to reassure the public that every piece of information Crimestoppers pass on to us will be acted upon".

Don't live in fear

Break in_Jul2013_566The three-month campaign will start by focusing on domestic burglary, and residents may have already heard Crimestoppers radio adverts on local radio stations, thanking them for their support over the past 25 years.

Crimestoppers Regional Manager Gemma Wilson said: "Nobody should have to live with the fear of crime, and Crimestoppers is here to ensure that everybody has a voice to speak out about crime. Crimestoppers can pass that information on to the relevant law enforcement agency without passing any of the callers' personal details on at all.

"Burglary victims aren't just stripped of their possessions, but also their security and privacy. We are calling on the public to let us know who is committing these crimes so we can help prevent further victims".