Stirling It’s YOUR call to prevent crime
Crimestoppers Scotland is urging members of Stirling’s local communities to contact the charity anonymously about crime concerns.
The campaign which launches 3rd April will highlight the difference a call to Crimestoppers can make to people living in areas where crime can be problematic and people may not want to give information to Police or other law enforcement.
Contacting Crimestoppers really does make a difference. In 2015/16 Crimestoppers Scotland passed on 10,000 public calls to Police Scotland and other authorities. This meant: 477 criminals were arrested and charged – 35 guns, knives and ammunition were removed and £605,692 in the value of street drugs seized.
Angela Parker, National Manager for Crimestoppers in Scotland said:
‘For various reasons, people may not want to speak to the Police or Law Enforcement, so independent charity Crimestoppers can pass on information to protect callers’ identities. Our message to Stirling’s residents is that you can do something about it, you can prevent crime, so let’s make Stirling safer, together.’
Crimestoppers bus adverts and social media will highlight how easy it is to make a call. Community partners across Stirling will also be equipped with the charity’s calling cards, banners and digital resources to share.
The campaign will also see each of Stirling’s seven secondary schools being equipped with free Fearless.org resources. (Fearless.org is the charity’s youth programme that provides a safe online site to give information about crime anonymously.)
Crimestoppers is an independent charity which helps the police to solve crimes, making communities safer. It does this by operating the 24/7 telephone number 0800 555 111 which people can ring to pass on information about crimes anonymously. They can also use our ‘giving information’ form via our website http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org.