Message from the Chief Commissioner

Our Partners

Crime Stoppers

Release date: Mon 18 April 2011

Last updated: Wed 17 February 2016

 
Crime Stoppers

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: 

  • Total number of arrests 16,000+;
  • Total number of calls / contacts to the call centre 715,000+;
  • Charges laid 70,000+; and
  • Drugs & property recovered $193,000,000+.
     

For the 2014/15 calendar year, Crime Stoppers achieved an all time record for results gained in a financial year.

  • Total number of arrests 1,450;
  • Total number of calls/contacts to the call centre 63,354;
  • Total number of information reports; 31,818
  • Charges laid 4,447;
  • Value of drugs seized $13,387,142;
  • Value of property seized $909,130; and
  • Cash seized $520,989.
  • Total value of seizures: $14,817,261

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:

  • 1 x murder solved;
  • 8 x clandestine drug laboratories discovered and dismantled;
  • 21 x sexual assaults solved;
  • 28 x armed robberies solved;
  • 3 x arsons solved;
  • 42 x serious assaults solved; and
  • 117 x hydroponic grow houses discovered and dismantled.
     
Contacting Crime Stoppers

 Information can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers via:

  • Telephone call to 1800 333 000;
  • Report online via Crime Stoppers website (link below)
  • Mobile phone submission;
  • Crime Stoppers iPhone or Android smartphone application. (links to download app below)

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/crime-stoppers-victoria/id894482062?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.crimestoppers.crimestoppersvictoria&hl=en

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. 

Wanteds & Unsolved Cases

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 Campaigns

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.

Bushfire Arson

The Victorian Government allocated funding to Crime Stoppers Victoria to run campaigns to encourage the public to report information relating to bushfire arson. 

After the tragic events of Black Saturday in 2009, coupled with other deadly bushfires that have occurred since, it is critically important that you contact Crime Stoppers if you have any information or have seen something that you are suspicious of and forward that information so that it can be investigated. 

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.

Hoon Hotline

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:

  • repeat drink driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.10 or more
  • repeat drug driving
  • repeat driving while disqualified or unlicensed
  • speeding at 70 km or more above the speed limit
  • driving at 170 km/hour in a 110 km/hour zone
  • driving negligently or dangerously while being chased by the police.
     

Note: The 'repeat' offences are only hoon driving offences if they happened after 30 June 2011.
 

Level two offences include:

  • any drink driving offence where BAC is 0.10 or more (including first offence)
  • deliberately causing the vehicle to skid, smoke or make excessive noise
  • deliberately driving across tracks when a train or tram is coming
  • dangerous driving
  • disobeying a police direction to stop
  • having too many people in your vehicle
  • driving in or organising a speed race
  • speeding at between 45 and 70 km over the speed limit
  • speeding at between 145 and up to 170 km/hour in a 110 km/hour zone.

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. 

SaySomething.org Campaigns

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. 

"Jimmy"
This campaign was launched and released in 2012 to target the rising acts of violence in young males. (See video link for "Jimmy" video)

"Rachel"
This campaign was launched and released in 2013 featuring a young female victim of sexual assault and encourages victims to call Triple Zero (000), while reinforcing the need for people to report what they know to Crime Stoppers in a confidential way. (See video link for "Rachel" video).

Multilingual Project

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.
 

 
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