New TV and Radio ads urge Territorians to help solve crime

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Crime Stoppers NT has turned to the power of TV and radio to encourage Territorians to play an active part in achieving a safer community by anonymously providing information about criminals and their illegal activities.

Crime Stoppers NT chair, Catherine Phillips, said the newly-developed campaign reminds people that no crime is every truly committed in secret, which is why if someone sees something or knows something then it is important to say something.

“Crimes affect more than just a victim and their family. They can affect entire communities, and ultimately impact on the confidence of the Territory – which is why an integrated effort is critical to help solve crime, identify criminals and report suspected criminal activity,” Ms Phillips said.

“There are countless examples of where one call, one report, or one piece of information has made a huge difference, and the Crime Stoppers program allows people to anonymously provide information that may help police to solve crime and apprehend criminals,” she said.

“This new campaign will allow us to reach nearly every Territorian and give them an opportunity to contact Crime Stoppers with information that might be the missing piece of a puzzle.”

Calls to the toll-free 1800 333 000 hotline are not taped or traced, and when someone calls they are issued with a unique code number which they can quote when making further contact. If information provided leads to an arrest, a person may be eligible for a reward.

The new TV commercial will start airing on Channel 9 in Darwin and Imparja Television during August and supports community service announcements already airing on 104.1 Territory FM.