Your superpower is what you know – which is why a safer community starts with you!
Crime Stoppers Day is held annually across Australia and this year it is on Monday 17th May – with the theme that ‘not all heroes wear capes’ reminding people that everyday Australians can make a real difference to a safer community.
And just like on-screen superheroes go to great lengths to protect their identity, Crime Stoppers adopts that same approach for the many people who make contact every day of the year. That’s why when you call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make an online report you don’t have to say who you are. It also means that you can share what you know without having to make a statement, get involved in any court proceedings or put yourself in harm’s way.
It is an important point of difference, with independent research commissioned by Crime Stoppers showing that one in five people with information about illegal activity believe not having to say who they are encourages them to speak up, while 71% of people say Crime Stoppers is a reporting service they know and trust.
Crime Stoppers programs across Australia receive one tip every two minutes from everyday Australians wanting to help solve or prevent crime just by sharing what they know.
A total* of 244,502 hotline calls and 183,909 online reports were received by Crime Stoppers nationally last year, with information provided to police resulting in 6,620 arrests and 18,608 charges laid.
There can be no doubt that we live an envied way of life in Australia. We have some of the world’s greatest natural wonders and a lifestyle that sets us apart – and National Crime Stoppers Day is an opportunity to remind everyone that they can make a difference.
Remember that your best crime-fighting weapon is in the palm of your hand – your phone! So be a hero and speak up, and join the everyday Australians that help to solve or prevent crimes just by sharing what they know with Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or going to www.crimestoppers.com.au
*The total number of contacts were significantly increased due to Crime Stoppers being the first place many people thought of to share information about COVID-related breaches. While some states could process these, calls in other states were redirected to the police, so the actual volume of calls was not being measured.