Thursday, 15 November 2012

Reports to Crimestoppers are steadily rising in Cumbria

Monthly figures from Crimestoppers show that for the last two month over 70 people have reported crimes to them, with 418 reports being received since January 2012.

In October 2012, 58% of the reports received related to drug offences, with 8% relating to drink driving, 4% to theft, 5% weapons, 4% uninsured drivers.

Detective Superintendent Andrew Slattery said “The Crimestoppers charity is a valuable partner for Cumbria Constabulary in gathering intelligence from members of the public in all our communities. It is very good to see the number of local residents who have the confidence to pass information to us in this way.

“We take all reports seriously and after having evaluated the information and cross-referenced it with other policing sources we take positive action whenever possible. Last year alone 68 criminals were arrested as a direct result of Crimestoppers information.

“The figures produced by Crimestoppers illustrate the type of crime which impacts greatly on their lives with drugs trafficking clearly a major concern. The Constabulary treats drug dealing as a priority but the officers involved need information from the local residents to effectively combat this problem.

“I would encourage any local people to have information which they think will assist in policing Cumbria to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Information can be given anonymously if you would prefer”

Gary Murray, the North West Regional Manager for Crimestoppers saidCrimestoppers are delighted that the number of pieces of information on crime that have been reported to us in the last year has risen significantly. We would urge the public to continue to support us in helping to make their communities safer by reporting crime and the criminals who carry to us anonymously.”

If you have any information which would assist policing in Cumbria, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

To speak to an officer, please ring 101 or if a crime is in process ring 999 immediately.

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