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Crime Stoppers Corner: Happy birthday to us!

Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington turns 28 on August 3
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Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington (CSGW) turns 28 on August 3! That’s 28 years of serving residents of the City of Guelph and County of Wellington.

The Crime Stoppers concept came to Canada in 1982 with the first program taking root in Calgary, and quickly spread across the country. Today there are 38 programs across Ontario, and more than 1,700 around the globe.

When CSGW was founded, it was known as Crime Stoppers of Wellington County. Because that name didn’t clearly define the area we covered, it was updated to Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington.

What has never changed is the support and partnerships we enjoy with Guelph Police Service and Wellington County OPP.

While we are not a police organization, we do have relationships with these police services, as well as a number of investigative agencies.

Back in 1988 the internet and cell phones were only used by a small percentage of the population. Since then, CSGW and indeed all Crime Stoppers programs, have evolved to address these technological advances.

We offer a safe, anonymous method of reporting crime via our toll free number of 1-800-222-TIPS or online through our website

We are constantly ensuring our specialized software is up to date on its security, and taking all measures to protect our Tipsters’ identities.

Even though we are celebrating being in this community, you won’t hear us bragging about the cases we have assisted with. That is because we don’t want there to be any possible way for a Tipster to be identified. We’ll let our statistics since 1988 speak for themselves.

As of July 1, 2016:

  • 18,432 calls 1,511 arrests 2,233 cases cleared
  • $37,323,272 in recovered property and illegal drugs seized

As you can see, we have a lot to celebrate. Go get yourself a piece of cake!

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