WELLINGTON COUNTY – Crime Stoppers of Guelph Wellington have released their statistics from 2017.
Last year they received 725 tips, which is up from 2016. Those tips helped police clear 12 cases in 2017 and resulted in 40 charges being laid. Coordinator for CSGW Sarah Bowers-Peter says they can’t go into specifics on the charges laid.
“We can’t discuss the specific cases that are solved because of Crime Stoppers Tipsters, but we can talk about our statistics. It is also safe to say our Tipsters have solved crimes in all areas of the County of Wellington and
City of Guelph.”
Since the program started locally in 1988, more than $10 million in personal property has been recovered, with more than $27 million in illegal drugs being seized as a result of Tipster information.
The Board of Directors has approved $164,770 in rewards to Tipsters since it was founded.
Bowers-Peter says 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of CSGW.
“Every crime that is solved because of a Tipster coming forward is something to celebrate. It’s not easy to report information and we know that these Tipsters are trying to make their communities better places.”
The program, which is an alternative to reporting directly to police, accepts tip information via www.csgw.tips as well as by calling 1-800-222-TIPS.