South Australia may have experienced a great deal of change over the last quarter of a century, but one thing that has remained constant is the way that Crime Stoppers empowers people to share what they know about unsolved crimes and suspicious activities without the need to say who they are or get directly involved.
As a proud long-standing Major Sponsor of Crime Stoppers South Australia, Police Credit Union is thrilled to support the wonderful decades long work of this amazing organisation that plays a vital role in keeping our community safe.
While police now have advanced DNA technology, facial recognition software and a range of other modern-day investigative tools to use, Crime Stoppers has secured its reputation as a proven way for people to help bring criminals to justice.
Crime Stoppers South Australia Chair, Ms Sharon Hanlon, said since Crime Stoppers first started in the State on 8 July 1996, information provided by the public has helped police to catch more than 22,400 criminals and solve almost 35,000 crimes, including some of the state’s largest cases.
“Time and again we see how even the smallest piece of information can make a big difference and we continue to be humbled at the community response every time we put a call out for information,” Ms Hanlon said.
“Crime Stoppers believes everyone has the right to feel safe from crime, which is why we also develop and deliver a range of crime prevention initiatives and share practical advice on how you can protect your community, and the people and things that are important to you,” she said.
“Underpinning our success is how you don’t have to leave your personal details with us, calls are not recorded, and IP addresses aren’t stored when using our website to submit a tip. An individual is in control of the contact process and chooses what information they share and whether they want to remain anonymous.”
“Our results are among the nation’s best, with an average of 25 crimes solved each and every week thanks to the community – which is why our many successes over 25 years should be celebrated by all South Australians and valued partners such as Police Credit Union, because a safer SA results from a team effort.”
Since Crime Stoppers first started in South Australia in 1996 about half a million tips are estimated to have been received from the community.
If you have any information about criminals or criminal activity, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit their website.