Nanaimo RCMP say calls to Crime Stoppers jumped significantly in 2013 compared to 2012. 390 tips poured in, which represents a 20 per cent increase.
Constable Gary O’Brien says the increase can be attributed to a couple different factors.
O’Brien says they paid out almost $5,000 in return for those tips. Crime Stoppers can be reached at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at nanaimocrimestoppers.com