Phone calls and online reports made by members of the Gympie community to Crime Stoppers last year resulted in 40 local arrests and 84 local charges by police, and contributed to a record-breaking year for the not-for-profit organisation.
The 2013 statistics were released by Crime Stoppers Queensland to coincide with Crime Stoppers Day on Monday, February 17.
Gympie's figures contribute to the record-breaking state-wide total of 2226 offenders arrested on 5565 charges in 2013, resulting from 24,919 intelligence reports passed on by Crime Stoppers to Queensland Police.
Total reports to Crime Stoppers reached almost 50,000 for the year, with more than 43,000 reporting via telephone and more than 5,500 lodging their information online.
Crime Stoppers Queensland chief executive officer Mr Trevor O'Hara said intelligence reports in 2013 were up 19% from 2012 and arrests were up 22%.
In Gympie in March 2013, a report to Crime Stoppers nominated three persons for the unlawful killing of cattle using crossbows and arrows.
Police from the Kingaroy Stock and Rural Crime Squad located the people who made admissions.
A man was charged with the unlawful killing of cattle as well as two property offences and trespassing.
In 2013, online reporting grew in popularity, with anonymous contacts through the organisation's website growing 19%, an 84% increase since 2011.
Arrests from online reports grew a staggering 64%.
Mr O'Hara said illegal drug related activity was the most reported crime to Crime Stoppers in 2013, resulting in 43 drug trafficking charges and 1799 possession of dangerous drugs charges.
In addition to this, he said a number of other significant results were also achieved last year.
Anyone can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 1800 333 000, going online to www.crimestoppers .qld.com.au or downloading and reporting from the Crime Stoppers Queensland mobile app.
Gympie arrests resulting from reports to Crime Stoppers: 40
Gympie charges resulting from Crime Stoppers: 84
Total reports to Crime Stoppers: 50,000
Increase in intelligence reports: 19%
Increase in arrests: 22%
Most reported crime: Illegal drug activity
Number of drug trafficking charges as a result: 43
Number of drug possession charges as a result: 1799
Growth in arrests from online reports: 64%