Crimestoppers receives record number of calls from Thames Valley

Crimestoppers receives record number of calls from Thames Valley

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Philip Dewey

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Crimestoppers receives record number of calls from Thames Valley

Calls to crime fighting charity Crimestoppers from Thames Valley have risen to a record amount within the last year.

The charity’s end of year figures released on Wednesday revealed 3,521 calls were made to the charity which equated to nearly 10 calls a day.

There has also been a 14 per cent increase in the number of pieces of information passed on to Thames Valley Police resulting in more than four people arrested and charged every week.

Campaigns to target crime areas such as burglary, drugs and human trafficking have seen a positive response and resulted in a number of individuals being brought to justice.

Regional manager for Thames Valley Crimestoppers, Julia Hughes, said: “What these results represent is a continued effort from the public and Crimestoppers to keep our communities safe and bring wanted criminals to justice.

“I cannot thank our local communities enough for their efforts and for trusting us with their information – and to our volunteers who dedicate so much of their time to ensure we continue the fight to provide a crime free community.”

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