Hundreds of county residents help in fight against crime

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County crime-fighters have seen information passed to them by residents increase by a third.

End of year results released by Crimestoppers have revealed that information passed to the charity in Northamptonshire rose by 34 per cent on last year.

A total of 740 pieces of information were received between April 2011 and March 2012, compared to 552 in the 12 months previous to this period.

Information from members of the public across Northamptonshire also provided a valuable contribution to the recovery of stolen property which was valued at almost £10,000. In addition, the financial value of drugs recovered also rose from just over £2,300 last year to over £12,200 from April 2011 to March 2012.

Across the UK, information passed onto the police by the independent charity increased almost five per cent.

Charlotte Patrick, volunteer vice-chairman of Northamptonshire Crimestoppers, said: “I’d like to say a huge thank to the people of Northamptonshire for passing on vital information about crime. Both myself and the team of active volunteers in the county are extremely proud that the charity continues to play such a vital role in helping to make our local communities safer places to live.”

If you would like join Crimestoppers by volunteering to help in the fight against crime in the county contact Sue Langley, for more details by emailing sue.langley@crimestoppers-uk.org.

Donations can be made to Crimestoppers by texting CSUK01 followed by the amount you wish to give (£1, £2, £5, £10) to 70070. Every donation helps the charity to fund initiatives to help detect and reduce crimes.

To pass on information about crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via the secure online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.