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Crimestoppers sees record number of tips in 2020

January is Crime Stoppers Month and Northern BC Crime Stoppers is coming off one of its busiest years ever.

Now entering it’s 36th the year, the program has expanded its reach through northern B.C. and received close to 1000 tips in 2020. A couple of months ago, PG Crime Stoppers officially changed its name to Northern BC Crime Stoppers and now serves over 30 communities, taking tips from north to the Yukon Border, south to Williams Lake, west to Smithers and east to the Alberta border.

Unfortunately, because of COVID-19 members won’t be able to attend regular community events to celebrate Crime Stoppers month, but by the end of January, Northern BC Crime Stoppers will debut a new logo, new website and new mascot.

In 2020, the Northern BC Crime Stoppers Program received a record of 997 tips (up from 700 in 2019).  Those tips resulted in 31 arrests (up from 14 in 2019), 10 cases cleared and 11 cash rewards approved.  As well, $144,000 worth of drugs were seized and $7,500 in cash was recovered. Here are the numbers: 

 

2020

Since Inception in 1985

Tips Received

997

18,545

Arrests Made

31

1,595

Number of Awards Approved

11

617

Value of Awards Approved

$2,400

$178,700

Value of Seized Property & Drugs recovered

$154,000

$39,381,227

In 2020, Northern BC Crime Stoppers continued its partnership with Shred-it Mobile Shedding Services. With a donation to Crime Stoppers, you can shred your personal documents safely and securely.  It was the most successful event in the four-year history  of the partnership and it raised more $5,000. The next Community Shred It Event will be on Saturday April 24 in Prince George at the PGSS parking lot from 10 a.m.  to 2 p.m. 

There are two ways to submit a tip to Northern BC Crime Stoppers anonymously 24/7 365 Days a year:

The traditional method of calling 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) and providing information to a trained operator is still very popular. As an increasingly popular alternative, you can submit a typed tip via our website at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca.  

When providing tips, please be as detailed as possible and remember we don’t want your name, just your information.  All methods are completely anonymous.

As one of the many Crime Stopper programs throughout the country, Northern BC Crime Stoppers is a proud partnership of the local media, police and residents of Northern BCNorthern BC Crime Stoppers is a not-for-profit society run independently of the police.  All information received is anonymous and is provided to the police in the hopes it will further investigations and lead to arrests, seizures and recovered property. 

For more details about Northern BC Crime Stoppers, and our 2020 statistics, please see our website at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca. or follow us on Facebook.

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