Crimestoppers week

September 18, 2023 8:43 am in by

We’re being reminded if we see something, say something this crime stoppers week.

Crime Stoppers Tasmania is welcoming a 35 per cent uptick in tip-offs compared to this time last year, up around 2000, but concern is mounting about youth crime in areas like Kingston, while Launceston’s Coffee Republic Cafe has had to hire a security guard to deal with roving groups.

As for vehicle crime, police admit currently just over a third of car thieves end up being prosecuted, dropping to just over a quarter of those who break in to vehicles, but with the right information they’re hopeful that figure can rise.

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“Last year 1,746 cars were stolen across the state, and 1,740 cars were burgled,” said Acting
Commander John King.

“If you know anything about a crime, I encourage you to report to Crime Stoppers Tasmania to assist
police in detecting offenders, preventing crime, and ultimately keeping our community safe.”

Anonymous tip-offs can be provided at or by phoning 1800 333 000.