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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.

For other useful information, visit the following websites.

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

 Latest Crime Prevention posts

  • Merry Christmas! #ChristmasCrimePrevention December 22, 2017 10:42 am
    We hope you’ve found the series of crime prevention tips we’ve been tweeting @SafeInWarks helpful in the run up to the big day. Visit for more information. In case you missed any, here they are in full: Running pre-Christmas errands? Cars left unlocked or with the windows open are tempting to thieves. Always lock doors and windows and remove keys from the ignition when your car is unattended. Heading out for Christmas drinks this evening? Have fun but stay safe. Watch out for your friends and always plan how you’re going to get home in advance. Make sure someone knows where you’re going, who you’re meeting and when you expect to return. When Christmas shopping, never leave presents or other valuables on open display in your car. Even shopping bags, jackets and loose change could attract a thief. In the busy run up to Christmas, take time to remember basic home security measures. Always close and lock external doors and windows when you go out, even if only for a short time. If you have a burglar alarm, use it! Unexpected callers over the festive season? Use a door chain and viewer, and only open the door to visitors when [...]
  • Follow us for #ChristmasCrimePrevention Advice December 7, 2017 9:24 am
    Tis the season to be jolly… Christmas day is fast approaching, decorations are going up and comedy jumpers are being dusted off. However, not everyone has good intentions and the festive season presents a number of tempting opportunities for criminals. To help keep you safe over the Christmas period, we’ll be tweeting top tips to protect your home, your car and yourself in the run up to the big day. Follow us @SafeInWarks and get ready for a safe and happy festive season.  
  • Warwickshire Police need your help with information about suspicious activity November 21, 2017 1:37 pm
    Warwickshire Police currently have two countywide operations in progress.  These operations are focussing on reducing the number of incidents of vehicle crime and house burglaries across Warwickshire. In order to get the very best out of these operations, they need the help and support of local communities with information and intelligence. If you think something in your area is suspicious, it probably is.  You will know your area and its usual activity and comings/goings. If you think something is odd, out of place and suspicious, they need to hear from you. Before every incident, there is usually some suspicious activity and the Police need calls to make them aware of this.  Please could we encourage you to call 101 if you notice suspicious persons, vehicles or activity around your own or neighbouring homes. If you believe that a crime is in progress, please dial 999. Finally, to ensure that this message reaches as many people as possible, please could we ask you to share as widely as you can.  Thank you. Read more here.  
  • 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 [...]
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