Crime Stoppers Australia


Crime Stoppers Australia

Crime Stoppers is a community policing initiative that commenced operation in the Australian state of Victoria in 1987, it has been operating Australia wide since 1998.

Crime Stoppers operates a telephone service that the public can call to anonymously report a crime. This enables the caller to overcome any fear of involvement or retaliation, by remaining anonymous at all times.

As of December 2003, Crime Stoppers Australia had taken 1,336,473 calls, leading to 26,730 arrests, 99,935 charges, A$51,981,958 in stolen property recovered, $711,971,492 worth of drugs recovered, have paid $912,010 in rewards and collected information leading to 149 murder convictions.

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