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Rise in calls to Crimestoppers in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police

 

Calls in Lincolnshire to the charity Crimestoppers have risen by 25 per cent, it has been revealed.

During July, Crimestoppers received 75 actionable calls from members of the public anonymously.

The police were required to follow-up 62 of these calls, which resulted in 10 people being arrested.

These were for offences relating to drug trafficking and supply, fraud, road traffic and immigration offences.

Throughout August the number of actionable calls was 55, of which 46 were dealt with by police resulting in nine arrests for drug trafficking, supply and cultivation and stolen property.

Publishing the figures this morning (Monday), Lincolnshire Police said that the rise in calls was a sign of growing confidence in the anonymous hotline.

Kiran Dhanda, the charity’s East Midlands Regional Manager said: “As Crimestoppers celebrates its 25th anniversary we would like more people to have the confidence in calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and give information about crime.

“To ensure all callers can give information with ease, a translation service is available consisting of 120 languages allowing for those with differing first languages to give information comfortably.

“Our staff and volunteers in the area will continue to work hard and engage with the local public to ensure we are tackling the crimes affecting them and making streets in Lincolnshire safer.

“We are asking the people to make these great results even better next year by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and help make their communities safer places to live.”

Crimestoppers’ hotline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and takes information anonymously on a huge spectrum of crime types - from human trafficking to metal theft.

“All crime is important to the charity, whether it be hate crime, violent crime, theft or burglary – whatever the information, no matter how insignificant it may seem,” said a spokesperson.

 

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