Crime Stoppers Victoria, Charity Finalists in Telstra Business Awards 2017

Crime Stoppers Victoria (CSV) is proud to announce its selection as a charity finalist in the prestigious Telstra Business Awards.

The Telstra Business Awards empower and reward Australia’s most successful businesses for their contribution to our community and way of life.

CSV General Manager Cathy Rhodes said “Many people are surprised to hear that we are a charity. We’re not police, or government, we are a community organisation that is confidential and we help make Victoria a safe place to live. When people tell us what they know, every information report generated saves an estimated two investigation days of police time – that means more Victorian Police can be on the streets.

She said: “We are unique as the only charity in offering a completely confidential crime reporting service. Our media campaigns are shown to generate immediate results that lead to arrests.

Victorians trust us with confidential crime information that solve burglaries, drug trafficking, homicides and everything in between. Not only does the information help solve crimes, more than $9 million worth of drugs, assets and cash has been recovered this year through the intelligence we pass onto the police”.

The Telstra Awards finalist nomination coincides with Crime Stoppers’ 30th anniversary, which is marked by record-breaking financial year results including 1,541 arrests, 5,599 charges laid (the highest in Crime Stoppers Victoria’s history) and 81,330 contacts received.

Since 1987, the community has provided 870,699 pieces of information leading to a total of 20,284 arrests and 80,854 charges laid across the state.

Cathy added: “A huge thank you must go to all Victorians for helping us to keep your families and communities safe – let’s keep up the good work as we move forward into our 30th year.”

For all media enquiries or to set up interviews with CSV please call Stephanie Fonti on 03 9247 5442.

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