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Half-year results showcase Crime Stoppers as a charity that gives back to the SA community

Posted on 26/08/2022

More than 10,000 calls to the Crime Stoppers hotline and 2,200 online tips have already been received this year from South Australians stepping up to do their bit for a safer community, resulting in 211 apprehensions and 460 charges being laid for an array of serious crimes.

Crime Stoppers South Australia CEO, Nigel Smart, said the results continue to showcase the real and significant contribution of the independent not-for-profit to the South Australian community.

“It is probably no surprise that every second contact to Crime Stoppers is about drugs. In fact, our own research has found the impact of drugs was the number one concern for most people, which is why we’re pleased to have had more than 660 tips about people making and selling amphetamine and other illicit drugs in the community,” Mr Smart said.

“We know that one tip can make a real difference, and that’s why we want people to share what they know with Crime Stoppers, without the need to say who they are, get involved or put themselves at risk of harm,” he said.

“In addition to State Government funding and a smaller Federal Government contribution, we continue to work in partnership with public and private organisations to tackle a wide range of crime types, and our hope is that more SA organisations want to get behind our efforts to make a better community.”

Joe Szakacs MP, Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, said Crime Stoppers provides an essential support to SA Police.

We have seen that time and time again a tip to Crime Stoppers has stopped offenders in their tracks,” Mr Szakacs said.

“Violent criminals are behind bars thanks to Crime Stoppers. Bolstering the capabilities of SAPOL with reliable tip-offs continues to make a noticeable difference.”

“In some cases, an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers has solved cold case homicides, finding families comfort and closure. Thank you to Crime Stoppers and the thousands of South Australians that assisted SAPOL to respond to and prevent crime in South Australian communities over the past six months”.

During the 6-month period, Crime Stoppers also received:

  • 296 tips for firearms,
  • 153 tips for murders (including cold case homicides),
  • 31 tips for robberies,
  • 745 tips for various offences against person (such as assaults, sexual assaults),
  • 38 tips for arson.


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