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There are many things you can do to reduce your risk of becoming a victim of crime. Click on the following links for tips on keeping yourself and your property safe.

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 Latest Crime Prevention posts

  • Theft of pedal cycles, security advice November 14, 2017 9:05 am
    The following security advice has been issued by Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police. Well worth a read… Folks, there has been an increase in cycle theft over the recent months. If you own a pedal cycle please check your security. In recent years there has been an increase in the theft of pedal cycles nationally and locally. More than half of the bikes are stolen from the owner’s property. Take time to look at where you store your bike and the security devices used. Remember, consider the value of your bike then look to spend the appropriate amount of money to protect it. Record a full description of the bike to include make, model, serial number, marks, features and accessories. Take pictures of the bike. Check to make sure your bike is covered by house contents insurance or for more expensive bikes specific insurance will be required. At home Keep your bike in a secure garage or shed. Keep it out of public view, away from prying eyes. Secure it to an immovable object, an object a bike cannot be lifted over and cannot be broken, cut or removed. Use good quality locks/chains that meet ‘sold secure’ standard. Please [...]
  • Spooktacular Halloween Safety Tips October 30, 2017 3:34 pm
    Halloween 2017 is fast approaching. Whether you’re ‘trick or treating’ or having friends over for a party we want you all to have a good time. Whilst we want you to have a good time, we also want you to remain safe. Halloween can often be a worrying and unnerving time for the elderly, vulnerable or those who live alone. If you are planning on going ‘trick or treating’, our colleagues at Warwickshire Police provide the following advice: Adults should always accompany young children. Never let youngsters go ‘trick or treating’ alone. Only visit the homes of people you know. Never accept an invitation to go inside a stranger’s home. Always keep to well-lit areas, wear bright clothing and carry a torch. Unless pre-arranged, do not visit elderly and/or vulnerable members of the community. Halloween can often be a worrying and stressful time. Keep any tricks within the law. If a house is displaying a ‘sorry no trick or treat’ sign, please respect this. If you’d rather your home was not visited this Halloween, they have a ‘sorry no trick or treat’ downloadable poster that you can display in your window, as well as general Halloween advice. The poster and [...]
  • As the clocks fall back, spring forward to boost your home security October 25, 2017 2:04 pm
    The clocks go back this weekend, which means an extra hour in bed for most of us. It also means the arrival of darker nights, making it a good time to think about home security and the simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of becoming a victim of burglary this winter. Check that all doors and windows are securely locked before leaving the house or going to bed. If you’re going away or out for the evening, set a timer switch to turn your lights on when it gets dark. Unlit houses are a giveaway that no one is at home. If you’re going to be away for a longer period of time, consider asking a neighbour or relative to clear the post away from the doormat and open and close the curtains. Never leave keys anywhere near the front door or letterbox; burglars know where to look. If you have a house alarm… USE IT. Make sure you set it when you go out and when you go to bed. If you’re closing up a shed or outbuilding for the winter, make sure you leave it secure. Fit and use a good quality padlock. While you’re [...]
  • #CyberSafe Cyber Crime: The Warwickshire Story 2017 June 21, 2017 1:00 pm
    With record numbers falling victim to online crime, the loss of nearly £9m by Warwickshire adults is among the shocking findings of the second cyber crime survey, emphasising how important it for all residents to take charge of their online safety before it’s too late. Today (Wednesday 21 June 2017), Warwickshire County Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner launched their report into the findings of the second cyber crime survey for Warwickshire, which was completed by record number of Warwickshire respondents in late 2016. Key Findings The key findings of this survey were: There have been nearly 15,000 successful phishing scams in Warwickshire in the last 12 months. Over 5,500 residents have been a victim of an online romance scam. 9,900 have been victim of identity fraud. 30,000 fell victim to viruses and malware. Over 6,000 online hate crimes. Other online fraud and theft equates to a further 21,500 victims. While the biggest impact reported by respondents was psychological and emotional, it is estimated that at least £8,848,300 has been lost by Warwickshire adults as a result of cyber crime, which equates to every adult in the county losing just over £20. In terms of awareness [...]
  • #Bedworth #BikeMarking & #CyberAwareness Events TOMORROW January 13, 2017 2:30 pm
    Warwickshire County Council and Warwickshire Police are holding crime prevention events tomorrow in Bedworth. Come along tomorrow (Saturday 14th January) to get your bike marked and  learn about becoming Cyber Safe. The team will be at Bedworth Heath Community Centre tomorrow morning from 10am til 12 noon. We will then be at Keresley Community Centre tomorrow afternoon from 1pm – 3pm. So pop along and meet the team.
  • Not so much fun in the Sun! May 9, 2016 2:25 pm
    When the weather changes for the better, we often see an increase in burglaries in Warwickshire. Many of these incidents are due to the warmer weather when doors and windows are often left open. We want you to enjoy this weather and not have it spoiled by an opportunistic thief.  We thought we would repost this article from June 2014. In order to help beat this trend and raise awareness, Warwickshire Police and County Council are offering practical advice to householders with the aim of promoting safety, improving home security and ultimately reducing the number of these crimes. The step by step guidance produced and distributed by the Police gives practical help to people to assist them to protect their property.  Some of the top tips include:- Ensure all points of entry (windows, doors and gates) to your home, property and/or shed have locks. When you leave the property, even if for a short time, make sure that these entry points are all locked.  Make sure you lock up when you are working or sitting in the garden. Do not leave keys in an accessible place.  Don’t hide spare keys under a doormat or flowerpot. Think about extra security measures – a [...]
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