Dob in a Dealer
With Australia having one of the highest rates of illegal drug use per capita in the world, the first national Dob in a Dealer campaign in 2016 specifically targeted persons dealing and trafficking in amphetamines, particularly crystal methamphetamine.
The campaign achieved an average increase of 95% in drug-related information reports to Crime Stoppers, and a 143% increase in amphetamine-specific reports.
On the back of this success, a second national campaign ran from September 2018 until April 2019 and generated more than 47,000 Information Reports, representing a 65% increase in the number of drug-specific Information Reports received. On this occasion, communities were encouraged to provide information on the manufacture and supply of all forms of illicit drugs, and campaign materials were also produced in a range of languages in order to tap into the networks of the many culturally and linguistically diverse segments of the Australian community.
Information provided to Crime Stoppers from the community gave police strong lines of enquiry in relation to drug manufacturing labs, illegal importation activities and drug dealing syndicates active in metropolitan, regional and rural locations right across the country.