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Crime and victims

How you can prevent crime

Not all crime is preventable, but there are things you can do to make it much less likely that you'll be victimised.

Is your home as safe from burglars as it could be?

We want to keep burglary rates down, and we know you do too. So we've gathered lots of information on how thick your doors should be and what kind of locks are best, and put it all together.

You can even put a few facts about your own home into our online scorecard, and find out how secure experts think your property is.

Find out how secure your home is.

Lock up!

Many of the steps suggested in this section are common sense, but they can make a real difference to your safety. By securing your home and property you can save yourself the distress and expense of crime, and make your community a safer and better place to live.

A burglar only needs to spot an open window, unlocked side gate or a cheap lock in order to make their move. Think about it – if you know your home security looks weak, so will a thief.

Many crimes are crimes of opportunity. Don't give thieves that chance. Working together, we can stop them.

Find out more:

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    Don't fall victim to bogus callers - keep them outside.

  • Stay safe online

    Tips to help make sure your internet transactions are private.

  • Student safety

    How to make sure your students days are safe ones.

  • Telephone scams

    When the offer is too good to be true - hang up on them!

  • Mark your property

    A few simple actions can help you get your property back after a crime.

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