10 Billion Dollars recovered! A
reason to celebrate and be grateful.
They say that nothing is more powerful
than an idea whose time has come...well for Crime Stoppers that
time has well and truly arrived. In fact so well that Crime
Stoppers, globally, has just passed the $10 Billion (USD) mark
in the value of things used in crimes recovered from people who
have been apprehended by Police, based on information provided
anonymously to Crime Stoppers.
Crime Stoppers has assisted in the
arrest of more than 800 000 people so far, and helps solve a
crime somewhere in the world every 14 minutes! The information
would have been supplied to any of the 1,200+ local Crime
Stoppers programs in more than 20 countries around the world.
Mr. Michael Gordon-Gibson, CSI
President, said: "The majority of the people working in Crime
Stoppers globally are community volunteers, people who believe
that if we all did a little bit in reducing crime in our local
communities it would compound to make a BIG difference, well it
has, well and truly. Our volunteers work tirelessly to collect
information from the public and pass this onto local law
He continued to say: "The information
is provided, anonymously, by telephone, texting and on-line,
from people in these local communities, who feel safe in doing
so based on the fact that for more than 30 years their
identities are and always will be, protected. This is a
cornerstone of our operation and over the years other copy-cat
organisations have come and gone, but the original and trusted
Crime Stoppers organisation grows every year."
This huge milestone has been achieved
shortly after a co-operation agreement was signed by INTERPOL
Secretary General Ronald K. Noble and CSI President Michael
Gordon-Gibson after the resolution's approval, whereby the two
organisations will work closely with CSI supporting specific
Interpol operations in the coming years.
Crime Stoppers works with Crime Reports and Rewards to encourage
citizens in the community to volunteer vital information helpful
to law enforcement agencies to fight against crime.
Crime Reports and Rewards is broadcast every week at 9 pm
Thursday and 12 noon on Sundays on
WBEK TV Comcast 103, Knology
or you can visit .