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CrimeStoppers launches anonymous text service, finally

As reader Mark commented when he forwarded me this link, ‘What took them so long?’

I’m pleased to see that, as per The Register’s report, CrimeStoppers has launched an anonymous text service for crime tips. Here’s hoping this will be of value. I think people are far more likely to give a tip by text message rather than phone up. Even though CrimeStoppers guarantees anonymity, ‘speaking’ to someone is still quite a big ask. Texting a tip from a pay as you go sim card is, I reckon, a lot simpler and easier.

CrimeStoppers UK, the anonymous snitching service, has begun a trial allowing suspicious members of the public to text in their crime tips. The intention is to get kids to report knife-carrying compatriots.
The trial will launch at three schools in Tower Hamlets, with a view to a rollout across London and the rest of the country pretty quickly.

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6 replies on “CrimeStoppers launches anonymous text service, finally”

We have had that service in South Africa for two years now, and the results have been pretty good. Takes a lot of co operation from the media to build awareness.

We have had that service in South Africa for two years now, and the results have been pretty good. Takes a lot of co operation from the media to build awareness.

We have had that service in South Africa for two years now, and the results have been pretty good. Takes a lot of co operation from the media to build awareness.

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