Crime-Stoppers in September: 426 Calls and 84 Useful Information Received

In September 2014, police officials of the State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) registered 426 calls to the Crime-Stoppers hotline.

In this period, citizens submitted 84 useful information about perpetrated or planned criminal offences and their perpetrators, based on which the same number of reports was made.

The majority of information referred to the criminal offences of abuse of position or authority (18), illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs (14), and other criminal offences (21).

Out of the total number of useful information, 84 of them, along with the reports, were forwarded for further proceedings to competent police authorities in B&H and SIPA acted upon 11 information.

Within the reporting period, 86 pieces of feedback were received from the competent police authorities related to the information previously submitted via the Crime-Stoppers. Based on this information, four reports on criminal offences and their perpetrators were submitted to the competent Prosecutor’s Offices and three reports were submitted for further evaluation.

In addition, SIPA’s police officials gave 159 recommendations to the citizens who contacted them via the anonymous and free Crime-Stoppers telephone number - 080 020 505.