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Another successful year for Northern BC Crime Stoppers

It’s Crime Stoppers Month and Northern BC Crime Stoppers would like to share some exciting news about your crime fighting program.  Now entering its 37th the year, the program expanded it’s reach thru northern B.C. and reached nearly 1,000 tips in 2021.

A couple of months ago, the regional program expanded west to serve the residents of Terrace and Kitimat.  The program now serves more than 30 communities across northern British Columbia by taking tips north to the Yukon Border, south to Williams Lake, west to Terrace and east to the Alberta border.

Unfortunately, because of COVID-19 they won’t be holding their regular community events to celebrate Crime Stoppers month, but you will see their mascot Who Dun It at the association’s premier sponsor Canada Tire-Northern BC, later this month.

In 2021, the Northern BC Crime Stoppers Program received a near record of 945 tips from the public.  Those tips resulted in nine arrests and four cases cleared.  As well, $13,650 worth of drugs were seized, $1,500 in property recovered and $2,930 in cash was recovered! Here are more of our impressive numbers: 

 

 

2021

Since Inception in 1985

Tips Received

945

20,123

Arrests Made

9

1,604

Number of Awards Approved

3

620

Value of Awards Approved

$430.00

$179,130

Value of Seized Property & Drugs recovered

$15,150

$39,399,307

 

In 2021, Northern BC Crime Stoppers continued its very successful partnership with Shred-it Mobile Shedding Services. With a donation to Crime Stoppers, you can shred your personal documents safely and securely.  The spring and fall events in 2021 raised more than $8,000. The next Community Shred It event will be on Saturday April 23 in Prince George at the PGSS parking lot from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The theme for Crime Stoppers Month nationally is Stop the Crime of Human Trafficking. Crime Stoppers Canada is bringing awareness of this devastating crime that targets people from all backgrounds. According to the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking (CCEHT), 90 per cent of sex trafficking survivors are women and girls. More than 80 per cent of victims are Canadian.

The board of directors of Northern BC Crime Stoppers would like to thank the citizens of northern B.C. for continuing to provide vital information that has led to a great year for tips and arrests in 2021. They encourage supporters of Crime Stoppers to become members of the society and you can find more information on the website at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca.

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.northernbccrimestoppers.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 B.C.  Northern BC Crime Stoppers is a not-for-profit society run independently of the police by everyday citizens like you!  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 2021 statistics, please see our website at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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