During 2012 Crime Stoppers Queensland received 40,321 anonymous phone calls. Chief Executive Officer Mr Trevor O’Hara said “Intelligence reports were up 6.6% and online reporting through the Queensland website had risen by 54% during 2012. This indicates that higher quality information reports were being received from the public.”
“As a direct result of this information flowing through the Crime Stoppers program, a total of 1,820 offenders were arrested on 5,502 charges during 2012”, Mr O’Hara said. “That equates to a 1.3% increase in arrests and 17% increase in charges compared to the 2011 calendar year”.
A significant result for the organisation was the seizure of illegal drugs totalling $17.3 million during 2012, a 46% increase from 2011 and a 100% increase from 2010.
“Whilst illegal drug related activity stood out in the range of calls received by Crime Stoppers during the year, 111 Weapons Act, 97 Break and Enter, 44 Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle, 33 Armed Robbery and 85 Stolen Property offences were also finalised during the year. Importantly though, one Attempt to Unlawfully Kill charge was also achieved during the year” said Mr O’Hara.
Crime Stoppers Queensland has released these figures to coincide with Crime Stoppers Day being celebrated on Friday 08 February, 2013.
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