482 Calls to Crime-Stoppers

In November 2009, the State Investigation and Protection Agency’s (SIPA) police officials registered 482 calls to "Crime-Stoppers" telephone line, out of which 161 were assessed as not serious.

In the aforementioned time period, citizens submitted 47 useful information on committed or planned criminal offences and their perpetrators, based on which the same number of reports was made.

The majority of the received information was related to criminal offences of corruption, abuse of official position, unauthorised possession of weapons or explosive substances as well as vehicle-related crimes.

Out of the total number of useful information, 37 of them, along with the reports, were forwarded to the competent police authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina for further processing while ten reports were related to crimes falling under the competence of SIPA.

The SIPA’s police officials gave 266 recommendations to the citizens who called 080-020-505, the number of "Crime-Stoppers".