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March results released

Posted on 27/04/2020

There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has changed the landscape for most Australian organisations, and Crime Stoppers SA has also felt the impacts of the global pandemic – with people sharing information about hoarding of goods, those ignoring self-isolation requirements, and businesses continuing to trade despite restrictions.

In fact we saw nearly an 8% increase in calls and the same percentage jump for our online reports too when compared to March last year – with 1854 calls answered and 481 reports handled during the month.

Information from 2366 contacts in March led to 1341 intelligence reports being generated and 1016 actions provided to police for further investigation. A total of 44 people were apprehended and charged with a range of offences.

In addition, a total of 9,466 people visited the Crime Stoppers SA website, resulting in 27,469 page views.

Our unsolved weekly crime segments on Channel 9 asked for your help to solve an unprovoked assault on three teenagers at Glanville Railway Station, a robbery at Hotel Boston in Port Lincoln and an assault by an unwanted patron at Distil Nightclub in the city.

In total, people watched our YouTube videos 2,452 times in March, while our Facebook page reached an estimated 60,221 users and attracted 324 new followers.

If you have any information about suspicious activity or an unsolved crime, then call our free hotline on 1800 333 000 or go to www.crimestopperssa.com.au

Rewards are available and you don’t have to provide your details.

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