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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.

You may also wish to join a watch scheme to receive up-to-date information about incidents in your area.

 Latest Crime Prevention posts

  • #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 [...]
  • Don’t get conned out of #Christmas – 2 #Auction fraud November 24, 2015 10:30 am
  • New website for #Warwickshire #Rural#Crime#Rural#Watch September 1, 2014 8:30 am
    A new online resource offering crime prevention advice and information for people living and working in rural communities has been made available thanks to Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner funding. Tackling rural crime has been recognised as a priority for Warwickshire PCC Ron Ball and the commissioner has provided funds to Warwickshire County Council Community Safety Project Officers to develop an initiative to address the issue. Carol Cotterill has been commissioned as Warwickshire Coordinator for Crime in Rural Communities to use her knowledge and skills gathered from the national award winning Warwickshire Horse Watch to set up a new countywide Rural Watch website as phase one of this crime reduction mission. The website provides people in rural communities with help and guidance about ways to reduce rural crime. A range of up to date Crime Prevention Advice fact sheets will be available on the site, keeping people informed of the latest crime prevention measures they can take. There is also an incident log that uses information from the police about crimes carried out in the rural areas plus information on the latest security equipment available with an option for people to register with Warwickshire Police to receive alerts directly to [...]
  • Community Safety team raise awareness in Stratford-upon-Avon July 5, 2013 12:05 pm
    Yesterday Abdul Rahim from the Community Safety team took part in an awareness raising event at Morrisons in Stratford-upon-Avon. The Community Safety team works in partnership with Warwickshire Police to deliver key messages from vehicle crime to burglary. Free crime prevention advice and materials are provided, and this is a great opportunity for residents to discuss any concerns they may have about crime and safety,  join Neighbourhood Watch and find out more about the Community Alert Service.
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