As this site develops, we intend to include timely advice and tips on how to reduce the chances of becoming a victim of crime. Sometimes we will be repeating old but valuable advice, on other occasions we will be ‘breaking news’ on a new trend. We will try to keep our advice brief and to the point, while including links for those who wish to know more.
The rationale behind crime prevention work is simple; prevention is better than cure. It is far better to stop an offence happening than having to put post-event resources into an investigation. More importantly, fewer crimes mean fewer victims.
Much academic study has gone into the reasons why a crime happens, some of it makes interesting reading. For everyday purposes however, it boils down to ‘if a motivated offender spots something of value which is not adequately secured, he may attempt to take it’.
Some common crimes and how they might be prevented are covered by clicking the crime prevention article links in the top navigation.
Links to Useful Information
Useful Documents & Booklets
Online Crime is Coming to Town
Don’t get conned out of Christmas… As the festive season approaches, many of us will be going online to do a lot of our shopping. Read these 10 top tips from Action Fraud and Get Safe Online.
Bogus Callers – A Guide to Doorstep Safety
Bogus callers aim to enter your home under false pretences and steal from you. Perpetrators may pose as builders, utility company personnel, door-to-door sales people, council staff or police officers. Always be wary of people who turn up at your door unannounced.
How Secure is Your Home?
Don’t become a victim of burglary. Make your home secure. This booklet gives you practical advice on the security measures that you should take for different parts of your home. In most areas you should contact you local Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT).
Love Your Phone
Love your phone and keep it safe! Phone thieves and pickpockets operate in all areas – stay alert and be aware.
Telephone fraud is on the increase in the UK. Fraudsters have been targeting individuals and
deceiving them into handing over cards and PIN numbers, or revealing personal and financial