Community action on crime is 25

Crimestoppers celebrates 25 years of service in 2013.
Crimestoppers celebrates 25 years of service in 2013.
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A crime-busting charity that relies on anonymity for its success has more than doubled its success rate in Lincolnshire for the year.

Figures released this week by Crimestoppers for the period April 2012 to March 2013 showed that out of 737 calls made across the county, 571 produced positive information about crimes committed.

About 413 calls led to police action and 57 resulted in arrests and charges, compared to just 23 in 2011-12, a 68 per cent increase.

The results come as Crimestoppers celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with a five per cent rise in actionable information passed on to police nationally.

Kiran Dhanda, regional manager for Crimestoppers, said: “To have results like this is a really positive result for Lincolnshire and I am delighted for both the charity and county.

“However, I like to view this as progress rather than success and we will continue to work hard with the public to ensure we are tacking the crimes affecting them.”

Alan Hardwick, Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “I’ve worked with Crimestoppers for many years and this is an example of the way in which working closely with communities can make a positive difference.”