We offer helpful advice and information about crime prevention, safety measures and the support available if you have been affected by crime, either as a victim or a witness.
No one expects to become a crime victim until it occurs. It's normal to feel angry, frustrated, embarrassed, or hopeless when it happens. In this situation, figuring out what to do next is necessary to protect ourselves. The good news is that there's help and support available for you.
Find below a valuable resource to help you understand the law and keep you safe, offering best practices to follow on various crime categories. Find insights into many conventional and contemporary criminal activities and steps to follow, from basic hints and tips to more detailed strategies.
Advice & Information
In this part, we will discuss the UK's crime types. We'll show you what steps to take if you find yourself a victim of crime, how to report it, and where to get more information. We'll also talk about how we can make our communities safer by reducing the chances of crime happening in the first place.
Violence and sexual offences
Criminal damage and arson
Possession of weapons
Theft from the person
Child sexual exploitation
Stalking and harassment
Terrorism in the UK
Top 10 Tips For Crime Prevention
These principles will help reduce crime risks at home, work, or business. In this section, you will find advice on how to keep yourself, your property and your business safe. Follow the below-mentioned guidelines to reduce the chances of crimes occurring.
- Toughen The Target
- Make your property more secure for an offender to access.
- Strengthen access points, upgrade locks, and use strong passwords.
- Use secure passwords to prevent criminals from hacking your online accounts.
- Ensure that a potential target is out of public view.
- Secure your vehicle and keep valuables hidden, i.e. laptops, phones, keys, bags.
- Secure bins and clean up bricks and debris.
- Don't leave a ladder and tools in the garden.
- Reduce the profit criminals can make from an offence.
- Mark your property security.
- Discourage stolen goods, and avoid buying suspicious items.
- Look at measures to control access to a location, a person or object.
- Lock doors to both your house and your vehicle.
- Maintain fencing, hedges, and boundaries, and implement security measures.
- Improve surveillance around homes, businesses or public places to deter criminals.
- Enhance visibility, consider CCTV, and establish a neighbourhood watch.
- Work with the police and local authorities to clear up domestic and commercial wastes.
- Report broken street lights to the relevant authority.
- Implement rules, use signage and secure entrances.
- Ensure the last person entering/leaving locks the door and removes the keys.
- Inform users not to access a particular site when it is closed between certain times.
- Use security lighting, good quality CCTV, and alarm systems.
- Upgrade security to delay an offender from gaining access when committing a crime.
- Use timers to simulate occupancy and support youth programs.
- Refer offenders for rehabilitation programmes.