Police have nabbed more crims than ever before due to community reports to crime stoppers.
The Logan Beaudesert community helped police make 111 arrests and hand out 319 local charges after reporting to the hotline.
Figures released by Crime Stoppers show drugs to the value of $387,787 were seized and $13,835 of property was confiscated in the local area.
Logan Beaudesert Crime Stoppers member Andrew Jones said there had definitely been more interest in reporting suspicious activity.
“People used to keep to themselves, but now I think we are becoming on par with police link,” he said.
“We are happy with the stats, they seem to speak for themselves.
“It’s great to see that Jimboomba is standing up and saying enough is enough and that they have the confidence in crime stoppers.
“We encourage everyone to look after their neighbours.
“It’s paying off and hopefully police are getting arrests out of the information, which is making our streets safer.”
Over the year, Queensland’s online reporting rose 32 per cent and 63,934 people contacted crime stoppers through community programs.
Crime Stoppers Queensland Chief Executive Officer Mr Trevor O’Hara said the number of arrests were up 7.5 per cent..
“Reports made to Crime Stoppers Queensland in 2015 led to 2622 arrests and 9452 charges being placed, which is a significant increase,” he said.
“These are the best statistics we’ve seen since our program commenced in 1989, and it’s the third consecutive year our program has broken historical records for the number of arrests resulting from community information reports.”
Anyone can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 1800 333 000, going online to www.crimestoppersqld.com.au or downloading and reporting via the Crime Stoppers Queensland mobile app.
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