Easier to give information about crime

Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is making it even easier and more accessible for people to give information about crime in Scotland through the launch of a mobile version of its website.

Over 40 per cent of all information being passed to Crimestoppers comes in via the anonymous online form on the charity’s website. In the two weeks following the soft launch of the mini mobile website on 23 February, the charity passed on just over 2,000 pieces of information to the police, with nearly 12 per cent of this information coming from our mobile site.

The site allows users to access the charity’s secure online form which has been optimised for mobile devices. Those who have passed on information are also able to make a donation to Crimestoppers via text message through Just Text Giving.

With events such as the public disorder last August generating a huge amount of information for the charity, this new site will allow the public to give information ‘on the go’. Once again, their anonymity is guaranteed.

Crimestoppers’ Manager for Scotland, Kate Jackson, said: “This is a huge step forward for Crimestoppers in making our site more accessible for those that want to pass on information about crime, whether at home or out and about.

“One of the reasons people in Scotland contact Crimestoppers is the guarantee that their anonymity will not be compromised, and this new site continues that promise, while allowing them to pass on information almost anywhere.

“I would encourage anyone with information about crime to visit the site and fill out the secure form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org – it only takes a few minutes and it could contribute to making Scotland, and your community, safer.”

To pass on information about crime, Crimestoppers can be contacted through our new mobile site, through your computer online, or via our anonymous 0800 555 111 number. Whichever form of communication you choose, your anonymity is guaranteed.