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Firearms related crime

Crime Stoppers have recently launched the Australia National Firearms Amnesty with the aim of attaining the goal of no unregistered firearms being held within the community.

Unfortunately, over the past months, there has been a spate of firearm incidents that have been reported in various parts of the state – but predominately in the Northern District.  These incidents do not happen in isolation and there will always be people who know who the offenders are, where they live, what car they drive, what their nicknames are, what the gossip is about where they hide their weapons etc.  Police are keen to collect any information like this – they collate, analyze and value-add to what they are told, in order to produce better information which is termed intelligence.

Significant seizures have happened, and arrests have been made – but investigations are ongoing. 

How can Neighbourhood Watch help? 

We can share the message that Tasmania has a permanent firearms amnesty – anyone can hand in firearms without action being taken for possession offences.  We can share the importance of providing stolen firearms information or illegal firearms activity to the police on 131 444 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00 or Like Neighbourhood Watch, Crime Stoppers are an official partner of Tasmania Police with a primary objective of providing a means for people to supply information anonymously to help solve crimes.  Furthermore, Crime Stoppers does pay out rewards if your information results in an arrest.  When you give information to Crime Stoppers you will be given a unique confidential identification code so that you can claim a reward if eligible

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