We are an independent charity helping to find criminals and solve crimes.

This year around 23 people were arrested and charged every day as a result of information passed to us anonymously through our website and 0800 555 111 hotline number.

Our work makes communities across the UK safer by helping bring those responsible for crimes to justice. We empower people by providing them with a safe way to pass on information about crime.

We are an independent charity helping to find criminals and solve crimes.

This year around 23 people were arrested and charged every day as a result of information passed to us anonymously through our website and 0800 555 111 hotline number.

Our work makes communities across the UK safer by helping bring those responsible for crimes to justice. We empower people by providing them with a safe way to pass on information about crime.

Welcome to our Annual Review 2010/11, our first digital publication.

Join us as we discuss our progress this year and highlight examples of how we’re continuing to fight crime across the UK.

We'll discuss how we have been doing more, with less. This is a true achievement in what have been difficult financial times.

We will also focus on examples of how we appeal for information both at a local and national level and how we fundraise for this vital work.

 

We believe that people and their communities have the right to live without crime and the fear of crime.

Crimestoppers empowers people across the UK by providing them with a safe and anonymous way to pass on information about crime, without any risk of retaliation.

This year we received 90,868 calls and online forms containing information useful to law enforcement. This information resulted in 8,264 people being arrested and charged.

These figures demonstrate that our service really does make a difference both to communities and to those who contact us, giving every individual a voice.

As a charity Crimestoppers is more than just a number – we campaign for information on crime types that are either national or local policing priorities.

This allows us to make sure that the information we receive is of maximum benefit to law enforcement, which in turn means that more criminals are brought to justice as a result of our work.

This year we ran targeted campaigns focusing on crime types ranging from counterfeiting to burglary to drink driving.

Aside from our phone number, Most Wanted is what we are best known for.

Most Wanted is a section on our website that allows law enforcement to upload appeals on individuals wanted in connection with serious crimes that can be viewed around the world.

This year Most Wanted continued to flourish:

  • A sixth batch of Operation Captura appeals was launched.
  • We experienced good results from promoting Most Wanted locally.
  • The site celebrated a major milestone.

Fearless is the new brand and website that introduces young people to the Crimestoppers service.

The main focus is our fearless.org, where young people can access information about crimes that affect them. Young people can use a bespoke secure online form on the site to pass on information about crime 100% anonymously.

By engaging with young people directly and through their teachers or youth workers, Fearless hopes to contribute to the awareness and understanding of the Crimestoppers brand.

Across the UK we have over 500 volunteers who are responsible for leading our 44 regional committees.

Although our volunteers are involved with the charity for different reasons and bring different skills, all share our passion for fighting crime, bringing criminals to justice and making their communities safer.

This year our volunteers contributed countless hours to Crimestoppers by working on local campaigns, events, fundraising and strategy. Their hard work and dedication is crucial to our success as they’re integral in motivating those across the UK to contact us with information.

Our events allow people across the UK to come together and support Crimestoppers by either raising funds for or an awareness of the charity.

Some of our events, like our team in the Virgin London Marathon, are organised by our central development team.

Others, including our local fundraising events, are organised by our volunteer committees.

We've highlighted a sample of events held across the country. Each contributed to our work promoting the Crimestoppers service.

This year we expanded our trading arm, Treble 5 Treble 1 Limited, in a bid to raise further funds for the charity.

We continued to develop the Integrity Line, the workplace wrongdoing line we offer to the public and private sectors.

We also launched our first product, Crimestoppers Property Protector. This property-marking liquid increases the chance that householders will be reunited with their goods should they be lost or stolen.

As a charity we establish partnerships to help us achieve our goals.

We work with partners from the community, businesses, trusts and foundations to raise money to fund our work combating crime and making communities safer.

We also work with our partners to campaign for information on crimes that affect them. This mutually beneficial relationship has enabled us to launch several successful corporate-funded campaigns.

Here we’ll highlight examples of some of our partnerships. 

Reserves fell to £1.1m due to a reduction in fundraising income and the one-off cost of moving office during the year. 

Our results show a deficit for a second successive year.

Underlying these figures are some great successes and some disciplines adversely affected by the general reduction in support for charities. While the value to the police and other organisations of our 24/7 contact bureau is clear and as a result income levels were on target, fundraising has proved ever more challenging in 2010/11 and has resulted in an 11% fall in voluntary income compared to the previous year.

Special thanks must go to our core personnel, volunteers, supporters and trustees.

With their help we have turned challenging budgets into exceptional results.

We would also like to express our thanks to all those who work in partnership with us, contributing to our success.

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  • 01   Welcome
  • 02   How we made a difference
  • 03   Campaigning for information on crime
  • 04   Most wanted
  • 05   Engaging with young people
  • 06   Our volunteers
  • 07   Events
  • 08   Commercial growth
  • 09   Working with corporate partners
  • 10   Our Finances
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  • 11   Thank you
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