Western Australia

Community urged to help solve crime on Crime Stoppers Day 2018

WA Police Minister Michelle Roberts has taken the opportunity for Crime Stoppers Day 2018 to highlight the importance of communities helping to solve crime.

The Minister has announced a $33,815 Lotterywest grant will go towards developing a multilingual reporting capability on the Crime Stoppers WA website.

Western Australia is one of the most diverse and fastest growing States with more than 240 languages spoken.

The most recent Census data shows more than 17 per cent of Western Australians speak a language other than English at home.

Previously, people with English as a second language had to ring Crime Stoppers WA and request access to an interpretive service.

The new website feature means people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds can provide information more easily and without delay.

Mrs Roberts thanked members of the Ethnic Communities Council of WA, who have offered their translation expertise to ensure the reporting platform is available in as many different languages as possible.

Source: WA Government