STATISTICS have revealed that 2,910 pieces of information were passed to the police through Crimestoppers in Lancashire between April 2011 and March 2012 – an increase of 4% on last year.
This information led to 580 people being arrested and charged with crimes in Lancashire. Drugs to the value of £2m. were seized.
Lee Threfall, chairman of Lancashire Crimestoppers, said: “It is thanks to those people who pass on information to us that these arrests are made and crimes solved.
“The information we receive is a valuable resource for the police and I must pay tribute to Lancashire Constabulary for the action officers take in carrying out investigations and making arrests on the back of this information.”
With the charity celebrating its 25th anniversary next year, these figures represent a growing awareness and trust of Crimestoppers.
Crimestoppers operates the 24/7 0800 555 111 telephone number for people to pass on information about crimes anonymously. Information can also be passed anonymously through the charity’s website at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Crimestoppers visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org/volunteer.