Message from the Chief Commissioner

Our Partners

Crime Stoppers

Release date: Mon 18 April 2011

Last updated: Wed 23 August 2017

 

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Crime Stoppers Victoria was the first Crime Stoppers organisation in Australia. It was established in 1987 through a Churchill scholarship awarded to the then Media Director of VicPol Geoff Wilkinson under the auspice of the Chief Commissioner Mick Miller.

The vision of Crime Stoppers Victoria (CSV) is to make Victoria safer and more secure and to help Victoria Police reduce the level of crime in the community.

CSV engage with and build trust in the community so that all Victorians can confidently make contact with information about criminal activity that will help make their community safer and more secure. CSV provide the community with a confidential reporting service, through the Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 hotline, an online reporting portal and a smartphone app for reporting on the go. CSV also aim to develop and deliver crime detection campaigns, as well as prevention and education programs to help encourage the community to report crime, and prevent crime happening in their communities.

CSV rely on our close partnership with Victoria Police, the media and the Victorian community to help reach our goal to reduce crime and increase safety. With 98% brand recognition, CSV is a well-established brand which is reflected by the statistics.

Since taking the first call in 1987 CSV have had 900,000+ contacts through the call centre, website and app, which resulted in 81,000+ charges laid, 22,000+ arrests made, and in excess of $212 million worth of drugs, property and cash recovered.

By delivering almost 40% of Victoria Police's total information reports, CSV assist in effectively reducing police investigative time and are a significant contributor to crime detection, reduction and prevention in Victoria. Furthermore, CSV long-term relationships with major media outlets such Channel 9, the Herald Sun, and 3AW, enables the generation of in excess of $89 million in online pro bono media and crime content coverage annually.
 

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