Thursday, 4 July 2013

Crimestoppers - "Bedfordshire is one of the safest places in the UK to live"

Bedfordshire continues to stand up against crime as calls rise once again.

The charity, Crimestoppers, have revealed that year-on-year more and more information is being passed to police in Bedfordshire. Information passed on has grown by 21% in the past year.

Now in its 25th anniversary year, Crimestoppers charity continues to influence the fight against crime.
The charity guarantees anonymity to people who pass on information. The growth of information passed on shows that Crimestoppers is trusted.

Ann Scott, Eastern Regional Manager for Crimestoppers, said, “We are delighted that more people are choosing to put their trust in Crimestoppers with their information. Bedfordshire is one of the safest places in the UK to live.  The majority of the information was drugs related, but we also got lots of information about theft, drink driving, immigration offences, wanted people, burglary and fraud."

David Biles, new Chair of Bedfordshire Crimestoppers, added: “We've been incredibly busy. We have run a series of successful campaigns, including those tackling burglary and domestic abuse. We promted our youth brand, Fearless, throughout schools in Luton. We will now try to recruit more volunteers. They help to fight crime. We still need a treasurer, those who can attend community events, those with IT skills and those with media/marketing knowledge.  If you want to make a difference in your community and help make Bedfordshire even safer, please get in contact”.

Nationally, this last year:

  • 7,000 arrests and charges nationally, bringing the total since 1988 to over 122,000. 
  • £65 million worth of drugs were also seized during the year, bringing the total amount over 25 years to £297 million.


Crimestoppers


  • 0800 555 111  anonymously.
  • http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org
  • Never ask for your name or personal details 
  • Do not record calls
  • Do not trace calls or online forms
  • You do not have to give a statement to police or got to court
  • In 25 years Crimestoppers have never revealed anyone’s identity

Volunteer 

If you wish to help Crimestoppers in your local community by becoming a volunteer, please visit the volunteer section on our website at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/volunteer.