Criterion
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Communities, Leadership, Volunteering

Crime Stoppers QLD Celebrates 20 years of Success


Wednesday, 10th February 2010 at 1:03 pm
Staff Reporter
Crime Stoppers Queensland is celebrating 20 years of charity work revealing that 18,664 offenders have been arrested in that time thanks to vital public information via their call centre.

Wednesday, 10th February 2010
at 1:03 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Crime Stoppers QLD Celebrates 20 years of Success
Wednesday, 10th February 2010 at 1:03 pm

Crime Stoppers Queensland is celebrating 20 years of charity work with some hefty statistics to back up its success…their work has helped in the arrest of 18,664 offenders via anonymous information reports provided by the Queensland public.

A registered Queensland charity, Crime Stoppers Queensland says it has achieved a 6.1% increase in contact with its call centre during 2009.

Crime Stoppers Queensland received 41,798 anonymous phone calls and website reports in 2009, up from 39,393 in 2008.

Chief Executive Officer Trevor O’Hara says that those anonymous pieces of information last year alone resulted in 1,884 arrests up from 1,633 in 2008. That’s a 15% increase in arrests in one year.

Another result for the charity was the increase in illegal drugs seized as a direct result of anonymous information provided through its call centre.

O’Hara says in 2009 approximately $10.3 million in illegal drugs were seized after police investigations into the information passed on by their program – representing a 63% increase in seizures from 2008.

Crime Stoppers Queensland is calling for community minded citizens to join its volunteer ranks to assist with its mission of creating safer communities.

O’Hara says most people don’t understand how Crime Stoppers really operates and may not even know that it has 400 volunteers spread throughout Queensland.

He says the success of the Queensland program is directly attributable to the passion and dedication that the volunteers deliver in their local communities.

Chairman of Directors Ken Martin says that by becoming a volunteer with Crime Stoppers, members work to assist with promoting access to the program and fundraising to keep the charity services and cash rewards program operating on a daily basis.

Since it began operation in 1989, Crime Stoppers Queensland has received over 515,381 phone calls and website reports. The information received has led to over 49,087 criminal charges laid and has helped to recover in excess of $9.2 million in stolen property.

Anonymous reports have also helped to solve 19 murders and 18 attempted murders in the State over the last 20 years.

Volunteer or anonymously report criminal information by calling 1 800 333 000.




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

 Print

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Volunteering Victoria AGM and Panel Discussion

Contributor

Tuesday, 18th September 2018 at 7:30 am

Recruiting Online Volunteers to Champion Your Cause

Ellie Nikakis

Thursday, 16th August 2018 at 7:30 am

Support Services At The Core of Volunteering

Wendy Williams

Friday, 22nd June 2018 at 6:08 pm

Why Rural Australia is Facing a Volunteer Crisis

Contributor

Wednesday, 16th May 2018 at 5:34 pm

POPULAR

$50 million Up For Grabs to Help NFPs Drive Change

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 17th September 2018 at 4:21 pm

Family Faces ‘Devastating’ Loss of Support for Son with Disability

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 11th September 2018 at 8:37 am

Australia’s Most Innovative NFPs Highlighted

Luke Michael

Thursday, 13th September 2018 at 8:41 am

Philanthropic Leader Calls to Overhaul Economic System

Maggie Coggan

Thursday, 13th September 2018 at 8:52 am

Criterion
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!