Crime Stoppers results since the program commenced

Most Significant Apprehensions 

  • At least 10 murders and three attempt murders (double murders at Lonsdale and Port Augusta, murders at Gawler, Campbelltown, Evanston and attempt murder at Greenwith and Salisbury)
  • $5 million arson to the Unley High School
  • $1 million arson to the Fairview Park Primary School
  • Arrest of 4 people for a $1 million arson to a Southern Suburbs Primary School
  • $1 million arson to a Western Suburbs retail store
  • Arrest of 3 juveniles for a $1 million arson to the Safcol Factory at Elizabeth
  • $200,000 arson at the Port Augusta High School
  • $150,000 arson to a private residence
  • $500,000 vandalism to graves at the Cheltenham Cemetery
  • $104,000 vandalism to the water treatment plant at Happy Valley
  • Arrest of numerous persons for Armed Robbery Offences
  • Arrest of a man responsible for a $131,000 fraud on the St Georges Bank
  • Arrest of numerous people for drug offences, including:
    • Operating clandestines amphetamine manufacturing laboratories
    • Large scale cannabis cultivation (including hydroponics)
    • Possession of prohibited drugs including cannabis, heroin, amphetamines and ecstasy for sale. (Including arrest of male with 1 tonne of dried cannabis ready for sale)

Actions to Investigators




Apprehensions to Actions

1 : 7 (ratio)

Value of Property Recovered


Total Number of Crimes Solved



These results reflect and reinforce the value of the successful partnership formed between Crime Stoppers, South Australia Police, Media and the Community