Wirral people are being invited to take part in a national discussion on crime issues this week. 

The Crimestoppers' national blog, launched today, is a chance for the charity to engage with people about crimes that impact their lives.

Last year more than 10,000 people from the North West contacted Crimestoppers with information anonymously.

The Crime Matters blog will spend the next five days focused on these key issues and highlighting the important work being done to fight these and all other crimes across the UK.

There will be blogs from crime experts, academics, MPs and journalists, with opinions and advice from other charities including the Jimmy Mizen Foundation, Respect and Stand Against Violence.

People can have their say on the dedicated blog; www.blog.crimestoppers-uk.org

Crimestoppers' Facebook and Twitter pages will promote blogs, photos and video content, as well as surveys and polls to influence and feed the debate.

All Twitter-related content will be using the campaign hashtag #Crimematters

Mark Hallas, CEO for Crimestoppers said: "The Crime Matters week will provide us and the country with vital information that can inform our future activity and ensure that we are tackling crimes that are of importance to communities across the UK that we serve.

"It is a great opportunity for crime experts, Crimestoppers supporters and the general public to come together to share views on crime in an open, friendly outlet.

"Share your thoughts with us on one of the many Crimestoppers channels and social media platforms. Crime matters to us all - let your voice be heard."

The blog can be found at www.blog.crimestoppers-uk.org

Get started on Twitter using #Crimematters.