Criminals grab opportunities and will see an open door or window as an opportunity. Simply closing them or removing valuables from display really does make a difference. It is important to remember that most crime is against property, not people.
Following crime prevention advice helps to reduce your risk of being a victim of crime and makes you and your family safer.
The Metropolitan Police practical guide to crime prevention website provides advice on:
- Personal theft
- Vehicle crime
- Anti-social behaviour.
Firearm and weapon attack safety
The police service has released the short public information film called ‘Stay Safe: Firearms and Weapons Attack’ which sets out the key options for keeping safe should the worst happen. The film is available online via the National Police Chiefs’ Council YouTube account.
Support charity not crime
Most of us give to charity and when we do, it is important to expect that our donations will go to the people who need it most, not into the pockets of criminals.
Download the 'Support charity not crime' leaflet (PDF, 331 KB) to see six simple steps to help you ensure you are supporting a genuine charity.
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