CRIME STOPPERS DOMINICA REPORTS 53% INCREASE IN REPORTS IN 2016
Crime Stoppers Dominica (CSD) announced that since the launch of its call centre in May 2013, it has received over 200 valid tips leading to over twenty (20) arrests. In other instances, matters have been addressed through timely police intervention.
For the year 2016, CSD reports an increase in anonymous tips received by the Canadian based call centre – a total of 60 valid tips compared to 39 in 2015. Tips were received on all types of criminal activity; chief of which were domestic abuse, child abuse and narcotics.
CSD has undertaken a number of approaches in an effort to improve its visibility across the island. Community “walk through” events have been held where school students got involved in promoting its message. In an effort to raise awareness among the youth, CSD engaged schools to take part in a contest in poetry, essay writing and jingle categories; community meetings were also undertaken in various districts in collaboration with other agencies.
PLANS FOR 2017
For the year 2017, CSD will target the youth and seek to engage them through different approaches designed to help adolescents foster respect for others and proper behavior which are pre-requisites to the development of highly respectable youth.
Some of the programmes will include:
- School engagements
- Behavioral Management Programme for adolescents
- Crime Prevention Seminars
- Community meetings in collaboration on with other partners – Government agencies and other NGOs
- Hosting of Community Safety Strategy workshop