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Wednesday, April 6, 2011


March 2011 was a bitter period for criminals  thanks to Crime Stoppers Queensland arrest results reaching a 17 month high.

Crime Stoppers Queensland Chief Executive Officer Mr Trevor O’Hara said: “March was a tremendous month for honest Queenslanders with 163 offenders arrested following information reports to our Crime Stoppers program.”

“163 offenders were arrested on 394 charges and almost $900,000 worth of drugs was seized during March 2011, our best month of results since October 2009”, Mr O’Hara said.

“In addition to the arrests, charges and drug seizures, calls to the hotline 1 800 333 000 have also increased to in excess of 5,300 for the month. Incoming call volumes have not been experienced at that level since the disappearance of Daniel Morcombe in 2003”, Mr O’Hara said.

Mr O’Hara attributed the arrest results and increased call volumes to activities conducted by its community volunteers following Crime Stoppers Day in February, increased partnerships and media support, and the ongoing professionalism of the men and women of the Queensland Police Service who investigated the anonymous information provided through the community program.

Mr O’Hara confirmed that “The recent disappearance of Cairns teenager Declan Crouch had also increased calls to the hotline with 150 pieces of information being passed to Detectives involved in that case alone. We encourage everyone to continue to call with any information they may have regarding this case. All callers can remain anonymous”.

“Crime Stoppers is a grass roots community volunteer organisation working directly with the Queensland public to help stop, solve and prevent crimes and create safer communities. Our program is clearly achieving results and continues to gain the support of Queenslanders as a valued and trusted crime fighting service in the State”, Mr O’Hara said.

Anyone can contact Crime Stoppers Queensland anonymously by calling 1 800 333 000 or going online to