Anonymous tips to solve crime up 19%

The number of telephone calls to the anonymous crime hot line rose 19% to over 80,000 last year and led to 25% more crimes being solved, says the organisation that operates the call centre, Meld Misdaad Anoniem (M).

An overwhelming majority of the tips were connected to drug cases, the organisation said.
Almost 23,000 of all calls were passed on to police and this contributed to over a thousand arrests.

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