Jan 04, 2024
By Angus Gillespie
January is designated as “Crime Stoppers Month” not only here in Canada, but around the world.
Today, a number of dignitaries gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters to publicly highlight the many successes of the program, while also thanking sponsors and supporters. It’s an opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous support of the community, policing services and the media in helping Crime Stoppers achieve the success they have in reducing crime everywhere.
In Toronto, Ontario Solicitor General Michael Kerzner spoke about some truly astounding figures.
“Forty thousand charges were laid, $69 million dollars in property was seized and more than $319 million dollars in illegal drugs were taken off the streets,” revealed Kerzner.
Crime Stoppers provides members of the public the opportunity to anonymously provide information which assists police in solving crimes.
Toronto Crime Stoppers does not receive any government funding. The funds required to operate the program, develop community awareness campaigns and complete community safety programs are raised through private donations.
If you are aware of a crime that has happened in Toronto, you are asked to call 416-222-TIPS (8477)