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Police report upswing in Crime Stoppers tips

Falling tolerance for crime is behind an increase in Crime Stoppers tips resulting in arrests, according to police.

Falling tolerance for crime is behind an increase in Crime Stoppers tips resulting in arrests, according to police.

Coming off the highest number of tips per month in September 2009 resulting in arrests, officials are optimistic this will also be the most successful year to date with already 150 more tips than last year with 2,860.

“I firmly believe our city is safer thanks to those that have picked up the phone or visited the Crime Stoppers website to provide a tip,” Staff Sgt. Colin Chisholm said.

Chisholm said there could be a number of reasons Calagrians are picking up the phone more but he believes the anonymity it provides remains the number 1 factor.

“The Crime Stoppers program is laudable as a result of our citizens who proactively ‘un-mute’ themselves in the three ways to anonymously submit crime tips,” Crime Stoppers president Roger Monette added.

Tips received this year resulted in approximately $14 million of drugs being seized, compared to $2 million in the same period last year.

 
 
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