Crime Stoppers and Brisbane City Council join forces to combat crime
Brisbane residents can learn more about how to keep their community safer by visiting displays promoting the Keeping Brisbane Safe community campaign.
Crime Stoppers and Brisbane City Council have joined forces to encourage residents to report crime information.
In 2016, 6111 anonymous reports were provided to Crime Stoppers from Brisbane residents, and these reports have already led to 217 offenders being arrested.
Crime Stoppers Queensland CEO Trevor O’Hara said crime inhibited the use of public amenities, negatively impacted property prices and made people feel unsafe in their communities.
“Reporting information about crime is something everyone can do and it’s anonymous,” Mr O’Hara said.
“The community witness a lot of daily activity around them and we can significantly increase community safety by reporting information to Crime Stoppers.”
“All it takes is a phone call to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, a visit to the website www.crimestoppersqld.com.au/brisbane or by downloading the free app.”
The events, which will be held around Brisbane, will provide important and useful tips about how to help make a difference in the community by reporting crime for a safer and more liveable Brisbane.
Crime Stoppers Queensland and Brisbane City Council are working together to achieve the vision of a safe, liveable Brisbane through the ‘Keeping Brisbane Safe’ campaign.
See below for more information about the next events to be held.
What can YOU do to help solve and prevent crime?
Reporting information about crime is something everyone can do and it’s anonymous – all it takes is a phone call to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, fill in our online form, or lodge information in our mobile app.
The ‘Keeping Brisbane Safe’ campaign is a major partnership of Crime Stoppers Queensland and Brisbane City Council, to achieve the vision of a safe, liveable Brisbane.
Reporting information about crime to Crime Stoppers helps cut the cost and clean up crime. Every piece of information helps.
Download our flyer for the 2017 Keeping Brisbane Safe Campaign - Click Here
Read About our Past Events Here:
Darra Street Party (14/10/2016)
Crime Stoppers Queensland, in partnership with Brisbane City Councillor Matthew Bourke (Chair of Lifestyle Division) launched the Keeping Brisbane Safe campaign at the Darra Street Party.
Manly Farmers Markets (18/02/2017)
Our day at the Manly Farmers Markets was great. Four volunteers spoke with over a hundred residents on a range of issues. It was wonderful to be amongst the huge range of vendors and right on the water! We were joined by Brisbane City Council Councillor Peter Cumming on this lovely day who shared a little of the local history with us and spoke with several locals.
Mt Gravatt Markets (19/02/2017)
Mt Gravatt Market is a bustling and busy place. The shade cloth covering made the day a little cooler and the massive number of people were so interesting to speak with, given the cultural mix who attended. Brisbane City Councillor Krista Adams generously visited our site and spent time speaking with residents and familiarising Crime Stoppers with the local issues.
Westfield Garden City (22/02/2017)
Lunchtime in Westfield Garden City is guaranteed to be busy. It was just as well we only had six survey questions as people hurried to and from lunch. It was heartening that the majority of shoppers genuinely wanted to contribute to the Keeping Brisbane Safe campaign through sharing their experiences. It was a delight to have Brisbane City Councillor Steven Huang stop by. We spoke at length of the cultural situation and hope in future to work together to educate his communities more about Crime Stoppers.
The Gap Farmers Market (26/02/2017)
The Gap Farmers Market is a delightful boutique market catering to families and pets with many children engaged in their sporting competition alongside. Brisbane City Councillor Toomey actually participated in working with residents to complete our survey questions. Well done Councillor and thanks.
Queen Street Farmers Markets (01/03/2017)
The Queen Street Markets was a lunchtime treat. So many tasty and enticing scents and aromas. It was great to again, meet the culturally diverse community members and hear their thoughts about the Keeping Brisbane Safe initiative. We were visited by Brisbane City Councillor Vicki Howard. Cr Howard is a friend of ours because she so generously gives of her time to support Crime Stoppers.
Police Beat Gabba Village (08/03/2017)
What an interesting little place the Gabba Village is. It is great to see the renewal of many of the old buildings and new edgy cafes and restaurants. The local individuals welcomed the Keeping Brisbane Safe initiative as an excellent intervention. While many of the street people have moved on, the proximity to transport does encourage a few. The local Beat Police were so good to us and we were very grateful.
Everton Park Microchip Event (11/03/2017)
It was great to see the families bringing their pets to be microchipped on such a beautiful day. Crime Stoppers supplied a face painter for the children and she was greeted with delight. For those waiting in line to get their pets microchipped, completion of the survey was a pleasant distraction for many.
Milton Markets (16/03/2017)
Wow, this was a sensational day. The wonderful array of interesting food and huge numbers of people purchasing lunch allowed us to share our messages widely. It was wonderful to welcome Cr Matic who obviously cares deeply about the welfare of those in his Ward and we were happy to discuss several issues with him where Crime Stoppers and the community could work more collaboratively with his office and Council.
Kuraby Farmers Markets (18/03/2017)
Kuraby is one market you really need to see. Great food as well as vegetable stalld. Tasty indeed. The community members were friendly, stallholders helpful and the charming Cr Marx is very caring and supportive of those in her Ward. The Crime Stoppers mobile phone silicone card holders, coloured pencils and magnetic notebooks were so popular, we were nearly cleaned out!
Morningside Central Shopping Centre (22/03/2017)
Morningside was different for Crime Stoppers this time. We had 5 volunteers and it was a quiet day but that was so good because it allowed the volunteers to spend quality time with the locals to hear their thoughts and concerns. Cr Shayne Sutton was welcomed and contributed to the interview process generously.
Sinnamon Park Microchip Event (25/03/2017)
Sinnamon Park was a very worthwhile day for the community. Volunteers numbers were high, which allowed us to really engage with community members and hear their thoughts about local community safety. Cr Matthew Bourke visited us the display despite a very heavy schedule that day, and was able to participate in a few surveys as well as general chats with the local residents.
Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre (05/04/2017)
It was a busy day in Fairfield Gardens with Cr Johnston. There were a number of people who shared their feelings and the mood was lightened by the children completing Easter projects nearby. It was great to hear of the importance of community involvement in the ‘Keeping Brisbane Safe’ initiative to Cr Johnston.
Lone Pine Farmers Market Fig Tree Pocket (07/04/2017)
The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary really rocks on a Saturday night at their markets. Many people attended and Crime Stoppers was able to connect with locals from around the city.
Eagle Farm Markets (09/04/2017)
Eagle Farms Markets are a busting energetic Sunday Markets and attract a large crowd from across the city. People were genuinely interested to hear about the Brisbane City Council’s concern for the safety of its residents and applauded the joint initiative.
Inala Plaza (19/04/2017)
Inala Plaza was a bustling place with a lot happening. We were delighted to meet Cr Strunk who was generous in his sharing of demographic information and introducing us to several local residents. A great and interesting day.
Nundah Markets (23/04/2017)
What a lovely way to spend a cool and sunny Sunday. Nundah markets was a great atmosphere because there were lots of people but at no time did it feel crowded. This assisted Crime Stoppers to engage more deeply with a larger number of individuals. Cr Adam Allan also assisted on the day and spoke with several residents.
NEXT EVENTS ARE:
Stones Corner Festival (30/04/2017)
Brookside Shopping Centre Display (03/05/2017)
Brookfield Markets (06/05/2017)
Community Safe Day Calamvale (07/05/2017)
Murrarrie Neighbour Day (21/05/2017)
Backyard Bonanza Bracken Ridge (28/05/2017)
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