Crime Stoppers SA Release Amazing 2018 Results!
11 February 2019
The 2018 results are in and they prove that a phone call can make a difference…
During the 2018 calendar year, more than 25,000 phone and web reports were received by Crime Stoppers SA which led to an estimated 80,035 cannabis and 12,227 amphetamine street deals being stopped in South Australia.
It must be mentioned that Crime Stoppers SA was again recognised for its innovative initiatives and was announced the winner of three major categories in the prestigious 2018 Crime Stoppers International annual awards. A trio of awards was achieved in recognition of efforts to help solve the cold case murder of Port Lincoln woman, Susan Goodwin, the unsolved murder of Martin Meffert, and a personal safety campaign in partnership with Police Credit Union for people enjoying the end-of-year party period.
And how did the other numbers stack up? Well…
- 21,431 phone calls and 3,927 online contacts were received from people wanting to share information
- 822 apprehensions were made, including wanted fugitives, arsonists, and suspects wanted for robberies, theft and assault
- 1,266 charges were laid for drug dealing, firearms, robbery, serious assault and sexual offences
- 82 firearms seized – including ammunition and a range of illegal accessories
- 2,289 plants and 224kg of cannabis seized
- Closure of 10 clandestine drug labs
- 679.7g of amphetamine seized and 183 ecstasy tablets confiscated
- 2 serious sexual offences
- 19 serious firearms offences (includes 9 drug offences)
- 82 serious drug offences (includes 22 weapons and firearm offences)
Police Credit Union is proud to commit to our sponsorship of Crime Stoppers SA and 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.
If you have any information about criminals or criminal activity, then call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au
People can remain anonymous and rewards are often available.