Info-crime Quebec evolves
For more than ten years, Info-Crime Quebec has transmitted information to the police to solve crimes. This information, which was gathered anonymously, led to the recovery of more than $4,000,000 in stolen goods and the seizure of 175 firearms. Since 1996, from the information gathered by this organization, investigators have laid 4,568 charges.
This year alone, up until September 30th, anonymous tips led to charges against 207 people, the recovery of more than a million dollars worth of stolen goods and the seizure of 15 million dollars worth of illegal drugs, including 34,156 marijuana plants.
To continue its mission, this organization has decided to change its name and will, from now on, be called “echec au crime”, respecting the official translation of the larger organization it is a part of: Crime Stoppers Canada. It will continue its philosophy of working with anonymous tips and rewards.
When solving crime, information from the public is often crucial, however, people often hesitate to give information to the police for fear of reprisals. According to the president of the organization, Tom McConnell, even if the information seems trivial or you think the police already have the information, people should go on the website echecaucrime.com and give the information. You may help rid your own community of crime.