We provide all victims of residential burglary and their nearest neighbours with a crime prevention pack.

This includes home security advice and tactics to ensure homes are less attractive to criminals, as well as providing us with greater opportunities to identify and convict those who commit offences.

In addition, here are some simple tips to help secure your property:

  • lock all doors and close all windows before leaving the house,
  • lock front and back doors, even when you are in the house and particularly overnight,
  • ensure valuable items are not left on view,
  • store car keys safely away from letter boxes for example where a burglar may be able to reach through and steal them,
  • lock garden gates and side entrances,
  • make sure items that a burglar could use to break-in to your home are not left lying about,
  • store wheelie bins safely and away from walls or fences where they could be used by someone to gain access to your property,
  • mark your belongings with a UV pen or forensic property marking technology such as SmartWater,
  • make sure your home looks occupied, an empty home is far more tempting for a burglar. Use timer switches for lights and noise from a radio,
  • consider installing a burglar alarm and outside security lighting as these deter burglars,
  • be vigilant; report any unusual activity, people or vehicles in your area to the police.
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