January 6th, 2022 For Immediate Release
2021 was another successful year for Northern BC Crime Stoppers!
It’s Crime Stoppers Month and Northern BC Crime Stoppers would like to share some exciting news about your crime fighting program! Now entering it’s 37 the year, the program expanded it’s reach thru Northern BC and reached nearly 1000 tips in 2021! A couple of months ago, the regional program expanded west to serve the residents of Terrace and Kitimat! The program now serves over 30 communities across northern British Columbia by taking tips north to the Yukon Border, south to Williams Lake, west to Terrace and east to the Alberta border.
Unfortunately, because of COVID-19 we won’t be able to attend our regular community events to celebrate “Crime Stoppers” month, but you will see our mascot “Who Dun It” at our premier sponsor Canada Tire- Northern BC, later this month.
In 2021, the Northern BC Crime Stoppers Program received a near record of 945 tips from YOU! Those tips resulted in 9 arrests and 4 cases cleared. As well, $13,650 worth of drugs were seized, $1,500 in property recovered and $2,930 in cash was recovered! Here are more of our impressive numbers:
|2021||Since Inception in 1985|
|Number of Awards Approved||3||620|
|Value of Awards Approved||$430.00||$179,130|
|Value of Seized Property & Drugs recovered||$15,150||$39,399,307|
In 2021, Northern BC Crime Stoppers continued our very successful partnership with Shred-it Mobile Shedding Services! With a donation to Crime Stoppers, you can shred your personal documents safely and securely. Our spring and fall events in 2021 raised over $8,000! We would like to remind you of our next “Community Shred It Event” on Saturday April 23rd, 2022 in Prince George at the PGSS parking lot from 10am -2pm.
The theme for Crime Stoppers Month nationally is “Stop the Crime of Human Trafficking”. Crime Stoppers Canada is bringing awareness of this devastating crime that targets people from all backgrounds. According to the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking (CCEHT), 90% of sex trafficking survivors are women and girls. More than 80% of victims are Canadian.
The Board of Directors of Northern BC Crime Stoppers would like to thank the citizens of Northern BC for continuing to provide vital information that has led to a great year for tips and arrests in 2021! We encourage supporters of Crime Stoppers to become members of our society and you can find more information on our website at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca.
We would also like to thank the hard working and dedicated members of the RCMP in Northern British Columbia for continuing to support this crime fighting program. There are two ways to submit a tip to Northern BC Crime Stoppers anonymously 24/7 365 Days a year:
The traditional method of calling 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) and providing information to a trained operator is still very popular. As an increasingly popular alternative, you can submit a typed tip via our website at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca
When providing tips, please be as detailed as possible and remember we don't want your name, just your information! All methods are completely anonymous!
As one of the many Crime Stopper programs throughout the country, Northern BC Crime Stoppers is a proud partnership of the local media, police and residents of Northern BC. Northern BC Crime Stoppers is a not-for-profit society run independently of the police by everyday citizens like you! All information received is anonymous and is provided to the police in the hopes it will further investigations and lead to arrests, seizures and recovered property.
For more details about Northern BC Crime Stoppers, and our 2021 statistics, please see our website at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
For more information or interview opportunities, contact:
Ron Polillo, Vice President Northern BC Crime Stoppers at 250- 612-8645.
Robin Craig, President of Northern BC Crime Stoppers at 250-565-8015.