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‘Report crime, don’t post it on Facebook’

Posted June 26 2017 in ,

Hannah Barry, WA Today 13/6/17 Nearly one hundred Banksia Grove residents have turned out to a ‘crisis meeting’ with Wanneroo Police after a number of residents took to social media to post about incidents of assault, violence, drug-dealing, theft and vandalism occurring in the area. The meeting, held at Joseph Banks College, was…

What you should try to remember

Posted June 15 2017 in ,

When we’re trying to remember specific details about people we’ve met or an incident we’ve seen, our memory is often not as good as we’d like it to be.  But knowing in advance what details to look out for can help enormously when it comes to recalling that information. Even small facts…

Positive Impact in Pingelly

Posted May 29 2017 in , ,

Earlier this year, Pingelly Police identified that there was a perceived drug problem facing their community, but it was clear that the quantity and quality of intelligence they had was insufficient to tackle the drug issues effectively. Members of such a small community were regularly talking amongst themselves about certain things occurring…

MyWheels App

Posted May 22 2017 in

Australia has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the world – 60,000 cars, 9,000 motorcycles and more than 200,000 bicycles are reported stolen every year. The FREE MyWheels app helps protect your pride and joy and put the brakes on thieves. Store all your important vehicle and license…

Increase in contacts a credit to WA community

Posted April 5 2017 in , ,

A big response from the WA community has resulted in record numbers of reports being received at Crime Stoppers WA in 2016 and January 2017. In 2016, over 53,300 contacts (calls and online reports) were received 1/3 of all these contacts were made through the mobile-responsive, online report form available on the…

Prize winning ‘Graffiti Helpsite’

Posted December 15 2016 in , ,

The winner of the 2016 Crime Stoppers WA Graffiti Action Challenge was awarded a $600 cash prize, which was presented by Crime Stoppers WA CEO Kim Harrison at a school assembly. Zoe Savidis tackled the problem of graffiti at its source. She created a website called “Graffiti Helpsite” which allowed graffiti vandals…

National Bike Register to combat bicycle theft

Posted October 19 2016 in ,

Crime Stoppers Australia and Data Dot Technology (ASX: DDT) have announced the creation of a FREE National Bike Register to combat the growing trend of bicycle theft across the country. A huge increase in the sale of bicycles (market growth of an average of 20% per annum) and the influx of high-end…

Reports from the public reach record numbers

Posted September 14 2016 in , ,

Record numbers of WA residents are contacting Crime Stoppers to report their crime concerns. More than 150 people per day on average made reports in August. For the first time, over 5,000 contacts were received in a month, comprising 3,420 answered phone calls and 1,588 ‘contacts other than calls’ in August. Online…

The man who brought Crime Stoppers to Australia

Posted September 8 2016 in ,

Forty years ago in 1976, a police detective in Albuquerque in the US State of New Mexico was becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of information coming from the public about a murder at a petrol station. Greg MacAleese believed apathy and fear of retribution by local residents was hindering the investigation….

Fugitives arrested in nationwide hunt

Posted August 22 2016 in ,

Five fugitives have been arrested in the first few days of Operation Roam – Fugitive Hunt. Crime Stoppers launched the 2-week national campaign on 15 August 2016 with the aim of helping police to arrest 19 persons of interest who are on the run. Crime Stoppers is asking all Australians to make…

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