Release date: Mon 18 April 2011
Last updated: Wed 17 February 2016
Crime Stoppers Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation helping to keep families and communities safe. Crime Stoppers has been around since 1987 as a trusted service to collect crime information from the public and pass on to Victoria Police to help solve crime.
Since the inception of this program, information from the public has resulted in:
For the 2014/15 calendar year, Crime Stoppers achieved an all time record for results gained in a financial year.
Community calls to CSU have played an integral role in helping Victoria Police to solve some of the following serious crimes. In 2014/15, calls to the CSU resulted in:
Information can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers via:
Call takers who receive the information from the public work within a secure call centre. Crime Stoppers commitment to maintaining the confidentiality of the person filing a report is integral to the success of the program, staff are fully aware of this requirement.
Located on the Crime Stoppers website (see link at bottom of page) is an area specifically designed to give publicity to persons who are wanted by Victoria Police and have outstanding warrants of arrest.
There is also an area specifically designed to give publicity for outstanding crimes that have not yet been solved.
As indicated above, Victoria Police makes many arrests and solve many crimes that can be directly attributed to the community giving information to Crime Stoppers. Your information is valuable to police investigations, if you have seen something or you know something, say something.
Crime Stoppers Victoria works with research organisations, the Victorian Government, the Federal Government and Victoria Police, in developing and delivering crime detection campaigns, as well as prevention and education programs, to combat current crime trends and tackle new emerging crimes.
The Victorian Government allocated funding to Crime Stoppers Victoria to run campaigns to encourage the public to report information relating to bushfire arson.
Dob in a Dealer
The "Dob in a Dealer" campaign was established to encourage members of the community to do exactly that, "dob in a dealer". Drugs, and in particular ICE are having a massive impact on the community and the police need the communities assistance in identifying who is dealing these drugs to assist in removing drugs from our streets.
The 'Hoon Hotline' was established in 2008 to assist Victoria Police in lowering the road toll and to prosecute those in our society that blatantly breach road safety legislation.
Crime Stoppers wants to hear from those that witness or are aware of 'hoon' type offending, these types of offences can be categorised as:
Level one offences, which are more serious, are:
Note: The 'repeat' offences are only hoon driving offences if they happened after 30 June 2011.
Level two offences include:
It should be noted though that if you are witnessing this as it is happening, you should call Triple Zero (000) for immediate police notification.
Travelling Con Men
A joint initiative with Consumer Affairs Victoria targeting those con men that seeks to do work such as painting, roof restoration and driveway work on your house and demand urgent payment.
Say Something is the Victorian Crime Stoppers youth initiative. The content of this website is specifically targeted towards the youth of our community and was launched in 2012.
The Multilingual Project (MLP) empowers Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities to actively assist the Police in creating safer communities. By connecting the CALD communities with the Crime Stoppers program, this allows access to the program for all Victorians.
The Multilingual Program also facilitates the publishing and airing of Crime Stoppers material in Multicultural magazines, newspapers and radio stations. Currently there are in excess of 60 different languages being utilised by the Crime Stoppers Multilingual Program.
If you believe that you are able to assist in this extremely important program, please contact Crime Stoppers Victoria to discuss further.