The power of the internet helped make Saskatoon a little less comfortable for the criminal element in 2017.
Saskatoon Crime Stoppers released its tally of statistics for the year Friday.
The service, which offers up to $2,000 for anonymous tips that help police solve crimes, said it had one of its best years in over a decade.
All told, they got 1,452 tips, up 38 per cent from 2016.
Those tips helped police wrap up 104 investigations – the most since 2005 and a 246 per cent increase over 2016.
Those investigations included 40 break-and-enters solved with the help of tipsters.
While the service approved $8,725 in cash rewards, it looks like many people were happy enough to simply provide their information, as only $5,725 was ever claimed.