MORE MEMBERS of the public are using the Internet to report criminal activity to Crime Stop.
Chairman of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica's (PSOJ) National Security Committee Peter John Thwaites made the disclosure at the PSOJ head office on Hope Road, St Andrew, last week Wednesday, shortly after the LIME Foundation handed over $1.4 million in continued support for Crime Stop.
"This is a dynamic change that has been taking place", Thwaites said.
He reasons that persons using social media have been sending in worthwhile leads for the solving or investigation of serious crimes, including murder and drug dealing, because they are confident that their anonymity will remain intact.
Identity never compromised
This was good news to Chairman of the LIME Foundation Errol Miller who reflected on the fact that the identities of callers to Crime Stop have never been compromised since its inception in 1987 - a feature that makes the Foundation even more passionate about its continued financial support.
Thwaites made the connection between public support for Crime Stop and financial support from the LIME Foundation - totalling $20 million in eight years - as the main drivers for the success of the private sector-led anti-crime programme.
On that note, PSOJ president Chris Zacca thanked the Foundation for its unwavering support and reiterated that, despite the organisation's intense focus on the economy, crime is still a major concern to its members.
Besides financial support, the LIME Foundation continues to support Crime Stop with donations of telephone systems, computers, and generous discounts on telephone services.