Sun | May 20, 2018

Crime Stop reports successful 2017

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 10:19 AM

Crime stop is reporting there was a 74 per cent increase in tips received during 2017 compared to 2016.

In 2017, Crime Stop Jamaica received 912 tips, compared to 523 tips received in 2016.

However, it says the success rate fell from one in six calls in 2016 to one in eight in 2017. 

Meanwhile, Crime Stop says with the airing of CS311 series between May and August, the tips received widened, and mirrored the topics for each week.

It says tips on crimes such as human trafficking, corruption, and gang activities were received, as well as drugs, murder and child abuse.

However, most of tips received were regarding illegal firearms, gunmen and illegal gambling.

Crime Stop says during 2017, a total of $2,397,200 was paid out by or through it.

One-point-nine million dollars of that was through the Rewards for Guns Campaign, by the Ministry of National Security.

However, Crime Stop says funding continued to be of concern with efforts to hold fund raising events not coming to fruition.