Rugby volunteers helping fight crime

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Volunteers in Rugby are doing more than ever to fight crime, according to new figures.

The charity Crimestoppers in Warwickshire passed on 900 pieces of information to the police in the past year – an increase of 24.8 per cent on the previous 12 months. Many of its campaigns are run by its dedicated group of volunteers, who number 600.

Since Crimestoppers was formed in 1988, over 128,000 people have been arrested and charged, while 1.5 million pieces of information have been passed onto law enforcement agencies.

Mark Stevenson, Crimestoppers’ chairman for Warwickshire, said: “What these results represent is a continued effort from the public and Crimestoppers to keep our communities safe and bring wanted criminals to justice.

“I cannot thank our local communities enough for their efforts and for trusting us with their information – and to our volunteers who dedicate so much of their time to ensure we continue the fight to provide a crime free community.

“With your help, you can make these results even better next year by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously about criminal activity you are aware of.”

Crimestoppers can be contacted by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting