Crime Stoppers and National Funding
Media statement 6th February, 2019
The decision to commence to close the Crime Stoppers Queensland call centre and put an alternative arrangement in place for reports from the community in that State does not impact on the operational effectiveness of any Crime Stoppers Australia jurisdiction.
Crime Stoppers Australia is the lead coordinator of national opportunities for the eight state/territory independent, non-profit organisations who are licensed to deliver the Crime Stoppers program. We are an integral part of community safety across Australia and our band is highly respected and recognisable, receiving 97% prompted awareness across a national brand survey.
Calls and online reports to Crime Stoppers have helped identify drug labs and dealers, catch wanted fugitives, solve arsons, thefts and robberies, and catch criminals wanted for violent robberies, assaults and murders.
We work alongside the media and police to bring awareness of issues that affect our Australian life and are aligned to corporations and individuals with a social responsibility for community justice.
Crime Stoppers is the community’s instrument to disrupt crime.
Crime Stoppers is inclusive, accessible and non-discriminatory. The brand is synonymous with ‘positive social behaviour’ and it provides an avenue for people to take responsibility. Understanding this driver was critical to the commissioning of a study by Cube Group into the Economic and Social Impact of Crime Stoppers in Australia. The 2018 Impact Report confirmed that Crime Stoppers is people power in motion; raising issues, creating awareness, speaking up and engaging, with the knowledge that their contribution is valued and welcomed.
This is the story of the benefit and value of Crime Stoppers as a powerful community instrument for disrupting crime.