Crimestoppers is an independent charity that gives people the power to speak up to help stop crime - 100% anonymously. We believe everyone has the right to feel safe from crime, wherever they live.
Crime can be worrying and some people refuse to speak to authorities for a host of reasons, from fear of retribution, embarrassment or awkwardness to cultural expectations. It's good to know that Crimestoppers is trusted by hundreds of thousands of people who each year safely pass on information about crime.
Our professionally-staffed UK Contact Centre is open 24/7, 365 days a year. Information can be given by phoning 0800 555 111 or by completing an untraceable online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org - our charity is here to listen and here to help. Last year over half a million people trusted us with the crime information.
Each and every day we hear from people whose voices would otherwise not be heard. And every day around 10 people are arrested and charged as a result of the information our charity receives.
Since Crimestoppers began in 1988, we have received over 2.1 million actionable calls, resulting in more than 149,000 arrests and charges, over £138 million worth of stolen goods have been recovered and over £351 million worth of illegal drugs have been seized.
Alongside our national campaigns, we have a network of volunteers across the UK who help promote our services to those who need them. In Wiltshire and Swindon, the Crimestoppers Committee, working with our Regional Manager from Crimestoppers HQ, is responsible for all Crimestoppers activity in our area. The Committee is Chaired by Matt McGinn, a serving Army Officer, and he and the rest of the Committee, are passionate about making our communities safer and are keen to enlist your help to make sure that the good work of Crimestoppers in Wiltshire and Swindon can continue. The Committee do this by delivering specific campaigns to get information and helping to raise awareness of the reporting line and online form across the County, by delivering presentations, media campaigns and networking.
If you would like to know more about the work of Crimestoppers in our County or would like to volunteer or help fundraise, please contact us by email at Matthew.McGinn@crimestoppers-uk.org or visit Crimestoppers-uk.org for more information.
To help keep your community safe, speak to police or if you prefer, you can trust Crimestoppers and stay completely anonymous.
Together we can make our communities safer.