Community continue to play key role in fight against crime

Figures released by independent charity Crimestoppers have revealed that the number of pieces of information passed onto police in Wiltshire increased on the previous year by 40 per cent.

This increase highlights a growing awareness of Crimestoppers and its work in local communities, while also highlighting the significant role the public plays in the fight against crime.

Crimestoppers’ Wiltshire Committee launched an awareness campaign in January, which resulted in 4 individuals being brought to justice with an arrest and charge.

With this week also being National Volunteers Week, it is important to recognise the role the volunteers in Wiltshire have played in not only raising awareness of the charity, but in helping to engage with local people and help tackle crimes affecting the area.

The newly formed Wiltshire Committee is made up of some brilliant skilled and talented individuals and are keen to increase their membership with current volunteer vacancies including a treasurer, marketing person, fundraiser and youth representative. If you are interested please contact the Committee Chair Matt McGinn via [email protected].

Crimestoppers Chairman for Wiltshire, Matthew McGinn, said: “What these results represent is a continued effort from the public and Crimestoppers to keep our communities safe and bring wanted criminals to justice.

“I cannot thank our local communities enough for their efforts and for trusting us with their information – and to our volunteers who dedicate so much of their time to ensure we continue the fight to provide a crime free community.

“With your help, you can make these results even better next year by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form at”