Crime Stoppers gets boost of almost $1 million

Major funding from the State Government will help South Australian Police continue its work through Crime Stoppers.

The government has committed additional funding of $960,000 to help keep the service going for the next four years.

Crime Stoppers SA chair Sharon Hanlon thanked the government for its support.

“As an independent not for profit that provides safe and anonymous means to report crime and criminal activity, Crime Stoppers SA is very welcoming of the announcement by State Government,” she said.

“This funding eases the financial pressure that the program has experienced over recent years and allows Crime Stoppers SA to focus on becoming financially sustainable through a range of means, which includes encouraging like-minded organisations and agencies to become a program partner.”

There have been more than 20,000 criminals caught and more than 30,000 crimes solved through tips to Crime Stoppers, with more than $9 million of property recovered.

Crime Stoppers began in South Australia in 1996, and since then has passed 170,000 actions to police investigators to follow up.