Crime Stoppers Stats Spell Success

  • Jan. 12, 2011 8:00 p.m.

Pipestone Flyer

Vol 15, Issue 2, Leduc – Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer

Bringing about change and making a real difference takes the banding together of the like-minded, and that is precisely what Canadian Crime Stoppers has done.  Partnering the police with the public and the media has created a force that has made a difference.  Statistics as of December 31, 2010 are:

  • Arrests  150,002
  • Cases Cleared 254,630
  • Rewards Paid   $12,068,778
  • Arson Loss Value $29,286,811
  • Property Recovered $462,678,538
  • Drugs Seized $2,875,196,37

Total Recovered $3,337,984,917

Crime Stoppers was developed from a 1976 case of a university student who was killed in New Mexico during a robbery.  Six weeks of after the crime, the investigation had turned up few leads.  The police thought it may help to air a re-enactment of the crime, in turn, hopefully jogging a memory in the general population.  The idea was put into action and within 72 hours of airing the re-enactment, the murder had been solved, and the Crime Stoppers program was born.

According to RCMP website, www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca, the Crime Stoppers program resolves two major obstacles to the reporting of crime: 

  • APATHY – by offering cash awards
  •  FEAR – by offering anonymity

Today there are more than 1700 Crime Stoppers programs in 32 countries around the world.  Over 400,000 crimes have been solved and over 8 billion dollars worth of stolen goods and narcotics have been seized. Crime Stoppers urges anyone who sees or knows of suspicious activities, to call their trained personnel at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

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