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Home  |  News  |  Crimestoppers of the Midlands Releases 2011 Stats

Crimestoppers of the Midlands Releases 2011 Stats
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

 
COLUMBIA, SC - Crimestoppers of the Midlands is proud to announce another successful year for 2011. Crimestoppers of the Midlands supports 14 counties in the Midlands area. The counties include Richland, Lexington, Saluda, Edgefield, Aiken, Barnwell, Clarendon, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Newberry, Fairfield, Lee, Kershaw and Lancaster.

During the past year, 3,646 tips were distributed between the listed counties. During 2011, Crimestoppers of the Midland’s approved over $32,000 in tipster rewards. This impressive number was the result of 443 cases cleared by arrest from anonymous tips called-in, texted or by web – in to the 24 hour call center.

Crimestoppers of the Midlands works closely with all the Law Enforcement agencies in the area. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is extremely proud to have supported and been involved with Crimestoppers since it began in South Carolina in 1982. The Sheriff states, “Crimestoppers provides an invaluable resource to law enforcement and our communities – because it is completely anonymous and offers cash rewards it is a safe and efficient way to take the bad guys off our streets.” Sheriff Leon Lott adds that “Crimestoppers should be commended for its success and asks corporations to financially support the program; and for citizens to continue to call, email and text your tips as it will continue to make our communities safer.”

SLED Chief Mark Keel said, “The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is proud to partner with local law enforcement agencies, the community and the media in an effort to solve and prevent crime.” Chief Keel also said, “I would like to thank the citizens who call these invaluable tips in, the media for their commitment to public safety and the many volunteers and board members that work tirelessly to make this program possible.”

Irmo Police Chief Brian Buck said, “The Irmo Police Department is proud to be a part of Crimestoppers. They were a critical part of solving a homicide that occurred during the first part of last year and they continue to be a part of our community’s fight against crime. Crimestoppers is a wonderful part of the community-police partnership in Irmo.”

Crimestoppers of the Midland’s Board is a non-profit 501(C) organization. The tipsters are paid out of a fund that is solely dependent on donations from the community and businesses. A successful golf tournament is held every year to also help fund the account. If you can help with a donation or want to contact Crimestoppers of the Midland’s, you may call 888CRIMESC (888-274-6372) or mail inquiries to:


Midlands Crimestoppers
PO Box 8385
Columbia, SC 29202

If you, or someone you know, have any information regarding any crime, you are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers. You could earn a reward up to $1,000.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Texters can send anonymous tips to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC". Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg&Data Rates May Apply.


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