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Crime Stoppers SA 2017 Results: Proof That Making A Call Can Make A Difference

17 April 2018

The results are in and they prove that plenty of people are prepared to step up to provide information about a range of illegal activity. 

During the 2017 calendar year, an impressive 19,500 calls were received from people wanting to share information and as a result a total of 911 apprehensions were made.

Although not every call results in an immediate apprehension, all information can make a difference. At the very least, this information can help advance an investigation or provide intelligence that can be passed onto the police to be further explored.

So how did the other numbers stack up? Well…

  • 4,222 reports were lodged by using mediums such as the Report Suspicious Behaviour app or online by visiting crimestopperssa.com.au
  • 911 apprehensions were made including wanted fugitives, arsonists, and suspects wanted for robberies, theft and assault
  • 1,901 charges laid for drug dealing, firearms, robbery, serious assaults and child pornography offences
  • 79 firearms seized – including ammunition and a range of illegal accessories
  • 1,266 plants and 241kg of cannabis (which equates to 86,229 street deals) seized
  • 12 clandestine labs were shut down
  • 3kg of amphetamine seized (equates to 16,920 street deals)
  • 477 ecstasy tablets confiscated

Police Credit Union is proud to commit to our sponsorship of Crime Stoppers SA and to provide much-needed funding which allows the organisation to conduct a range of crime-fighting, awareness and prevention campaigns in an effort to help support better communities.

Ms Sharon Hanlon, the Crime Stoppers South Australia chair said, “The commitment allowed us to develop and deliver a number of activities during the year in partnership with Police Credit Union, including a bushfire arson campaign, a focus on long weekend home security, and personal safety during the Christmas and New Year period.” 

Check out the below infographic to see the impressive results over the past year.