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Crime prevention

Alert message sent 28/12/2020 16:04:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch


Dear Watch Members,
These  are steps you can take to help with your own crime prevention. As you can see there are many we can help ourselves not become victims of crime.

Invest in a CCTV doorbell 
Always make sure your house looks occupied, leave lights on!
Burglars don't like to be seen - Do you have sufficient lighting?
Trim down trees and hedges to make your property visible
Ensure your door number/ house name is visible to the emergency services - Consider putting your door number on your wheelie bin outside your address
Never keep large amounts of cash at home.
Make sure you keep your doors and windows locked at all times.
Keys should always be kept out of sight and not left in doors or in view of windows
Make your house look occupied, use a timer switch to operate lamps as it starts to get dark, leave a radio on.
Don’t open the door to anybody you don’t recognise. Not sure? Don’t open the door!
Deter pickpockets and muggers. Don't overburden yourself with bags/packages. Be extra careful with purses and wallets. Always carry a purse close to your body and not dangling by the straps. Put a wallet in an inside coat or front trouser pocket, likewise with your phone and keys.
Lock gates and keep unwanted visitors from getting to the rear of your home.
When you go to leave the house and find that your car is all iced up, don’t leave it unattended with the engine running to de-ice it. It only takes a second to steal your car and it would invalidate any insurance claim.
Keep your bags, handbags, wallets and mobiles safe. Busy places make it easier for the sneak thief and pickpockets, so be alert at all times.
Register your property securely and free of charge on the national property marking database www.immobilise.com.
Dial 999 if you think a crime is about to occur!!
Message sent by
Maggie Lewis (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, Thames Valley, Oxford LPA)

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