$1.16 million in drugs seized by Mississauga, Brampton cops last year thanks to Crime Stoppers tips


Published January 24, 2023 at 2:00 pm

More than 2,200 tips received from the public via Peel Crime Stoppers in 2022 helped police in Mississauga and Brampton seize nearly five times the amount of cash and property than they did one year earlier.

As Crime Stoppers organizations across Canada celebrate Crime Stoppers Month in January, the Peel organization also reports that it helped Peel Regional Police seize significantly more drugs last year than in 2021.

Thanks to Peel Crime Stoppers, Peel cops recovered $1.16 million in drugs in 2022 compared to $829,465 the previous year.

Additionally, Peel police seized $545,065 in property and cash last year thanks to tips via Crime Stoppers compared to just $110,290 in 2021.

In 2022, 181 charges were laid/arrests made while one year earlier the number was 177.

While numbers in those areas were up in 2022, other figures fell from one year to the next.

Peel Crime Stoppers received 2,569 tips in 2021 compared to 2,255 last year and 39 cases were cleared in 2021 while 22 cases were cleared in 2022.

Since its inception in 1999, Peel Crime Stoppers has recorded the following total numbers:

  • 41,331 tips
  • 41,026 tip follow-ups
  • 5,084 arrests/charges laid
  • 1,495 cases cleared
  • $5.5 million in property/cash recovered
  • $87.5 million in drugs seized

Ontario-wide, there are 37 Crime Stoppers programs. Collectively, those organizations have helped police make 126,854 arrests and seize just under $2 billion in drugs over the decades.

Over that same time period, $341.9 million in property/cash has been recovered for a total dollars recovered figure of $2.3 billion.

In total, 135,805 cases have been cleared across Ontario thanks to Crime Stoppers over the decades.

Crime Stoppers is a non-profit, community-based charitable program involving the cooperative efforts of the community, the media and the police in the fight against crime.

Crime Stoppers encourages the public to call with information concerning crimes that have been committed, are being committed or are about to be committed. Tips can lead to financial rewards for callers.

A civilian-led board of directors provides direction as to the financial and promotional activities of the Crime Stoppers program.

Police encourage people to call Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to report information on any crime.

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