Saturday, February 27, 2010
CALLS KEEP COMING AND THEY NEED TO
After four months of operations calls continue to come into Crimestoppers which confirms that the service offered is wanted and needed. Nearly 2200 calls have been received with over 900 categorised as actionable, that is, there is enough information in quantity and quality for the Police to take some action. The dominant crime reported continues to be drugs. Not surprising given the misery that this crime brings to family, friends and employers. Keep that information coming because this crime is directly tied to a number of other crimes, crimes involving violence, both domestic and common assaults, burglaries to support the drug habit, property damage and possession of illegal weapons to name but a few. However, it is important that people with information about crime and criminals don't ignore what they see as lesser crimes. These invariably embolden young criminals to commit more serious crimes. One crime which is very prevalent in our society is domestic violence in all its forms. It is important that relatives and friends who know this is occurring do not ignore it. What are you going to feel like, if you find that one day, as a result of domestic violence you knew about, resulted in someone being killed? We are all responsible to ensure that we look out for the most vulnerable people in our society, especially children. Children should be able to trust adults to look after them and ensure their safety. There are numerous recent incidents where adults failed innocent children. If you have information about crime ring 0800 555 111 or use the online message form on this website. DON'T BE IN THE POSITION OF HAVING HAD IGNORED A CRIME WHICH IN THE END LEAD TO A DEATH PARTICULARLY OF A CHILD.