The majority of crimes are property related rather than being against people. These include vehicle theft, criminal damage and burglary.

Some simple steps can help with crime prevention including:

  • locking your doors and windows and removing the keys from the lock
  • upgrading the locks on your doors or windows
  • ensuring that sheds or outbuildings are secure
  • locking your car and ensuring that windows and sun roofs are closed
  • not leaving items in an unoccupied vehicle
  • storing your vehicle in a garage if you have one
  • don’t leave valuable items in clear view of windows

When planning a night out, think ahead to help with your personal safety:

  • Make sure your mobile phone is fully charged
  • Consider how you are going to get home
  • Don’t drink too much
  • Don’t leave drinks unattended
  • Stick with your friends