Crimestoppers uses new technology to get info

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A CRIMESTOPPERS app for mobile phones has led to 2,000 pieces of information being passed on to the charity in just two weeks.

More than 40 per cent of all information passed to Crimestoppers comes in via the charity’s website – and in the first two weeks of the mobile phone site going live 12 per cent of information received came via mobile phones.

Dave Hunter, Crimestoppers’ regional manager for Yorkshire and Humberside, said: “This is a huge step forward for Crimestoppers in making our site more accessible for those that want to pass on information about crime, whether at home or out and about.

“One of the reasons people in Yorkshire and Humberside contact Crimestoppers is the guarantee their anonymity will not be compromised and this new site continues that promise, while allowing them to pass on information almost anywhere.

“I would encourage anyone with information about crime in the region to visit the site and fill out the secure form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org”

“It only takes a few minutes and could contribute to making your community safer.”

Since Crimestoppers was launched 24 years ago, in 1988, information passed on to the charity has resulted in more than 113,000 arrests and charges.

More than £122 million worth of goods have been recovered and more than £223 million worth of drugs have been seized.