Lincoln taxis teamed up with Crimestoppers on Friday, July 23, to spread a powerful message: “Your night out, Your City, Your call.” The message will appear on the outsides of city taxis, and also in tipseats inside for the next four weeks.
This message is part of the Gauge Your Behaviour! campaign that keeps Lincoln’s youth informed and aware of their actions as they go out on the town. The Lincoln taxi campaign is specifically targeting youths that have been on a night out and are not thinking as clearly as they normally would.
“A few too many drinks can make some people think that criminal damage to people and property is not as serious as they would think it was when sober,” said Sue Langley, Crimestoppers’ East Midlands Regional Manager.
“Our message is alcohol is no excuse and remind everyone coming into Lincoln for a night out to ensure they gauge their behaviour,” Langley explained.
The group, which was first established in England in 1988, is teaming with Lincolnshire Police, Lincolnshire County Council, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service, East Midland Ambulance Service and the City of Lincoln Anti Social Behavior Team to provide activities, information and guidance to local youth.
“We also want to make sure they know that they can come to Crimestoppers if they want to give information anonymously about this or any other type of criminal activity. We want to know what they know, not who they are,” said Langley.
Last year Crimestoppers received 6,833 pieces of actionable information from resides, which is an 8 per cent raise from the year before. This information has led the charity to help police make 732 arrests.