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Crime Prevention

North West Leicestershire District Council's Community Safety Team works closely with local Police, the Fire Service, Leicestershire County Council and other partners to tackle a range of crime related issues and keep people safe in our community. The team manages the district's 'Safer North West Partnership' and by accessing the community safety pages  you can find out more about the Partnership and its current priorities.

Advice on Keeping Safe

There are some simple steps which everyone can take to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime – both at home and in public.  By following the links below you can access information and advice on protecting yourself, your home, vehicles, and businesses.

Personal Safety 

The chances of you or a member of your family becoming a victim of a violent crime are rare (e.g. assault or mugging).  However, by taking some basic precautions and using your common sense you can reduce the risk even further. 

At Home   Advice from Crimestoppers

Out and About   Advice from Leicestershire Police

On Holiday  Advice from Leicestershire Police

Making a Journey  Advice from Crimestoppers

Using Public Transport     Advice from Leicestershire Police

Online Security  Advice from Leicestershire Police

Online Dating Safety Advice from Crimestoppers

Safety Advice for Women Advice from Crimestoppers

Safety Advice for Men  Advice from Crimestoppers

Safety Tips for Older People    Advice from Leicestershire Police

Advice for Students  Advice from Leicestershire Police

Internet Safety for Kids   Advice from Crimestoppers

Chatroom Safety Advice for Kids  Advice from Leicestershire Police

Stranger Danger Tips for Kids  Advice from Leicestershire Police 

Protecting your Home

This section gives you advice on how to protect your home, both indoors and outdoors as well as general tips for dealing with doorstep callers and installing alarms.  Many burglaries occur where houses or windows are left open or unlocked – by ensuring your home is fully secured you can significantly reduce the risk of becoming a victim of burglary.

Burglary    Advice from Leicestershire Police

Garden Crime    Advice from Leicestershire Police

Tips for Sheds  Advice from Leicestershire Police

Tips for Garages   Advice from Leicestershire Police

Distraction Burglary or Bogus Callers   Advice from Leicestershire Police

Tips for Going on Holiday  Advice from Leicestershire Police

Your Personal Items  Advice from Leicestershire Police

Installing an Intruder Alarm  Advice from Leicestershire Police

Protecting your Business

Business crime can take many forms - it can be targeted against a single person working in business, against a single business, or a number of businesses in the same sector or geographical area. Examples include commercial robbery, theft by employees, theft of and from vehicles, anti-social behaviour and criminal damage.

PDF Document Putting Crime Out of Business (PDF Document, 0.22 Mb)  Home Office  Booklet

Business Crime Prevention Tips   Advice from Crimestoppers

Premises   Advice from Leicestershire Police

Cash Handling    Advice from Leicestershire Police

Staff   Advice from Leicestershire Police

Vehicle Security 

Having your vehicle, bike or belongings stolen can be distressing and cause a great deal of inconvenience. By taking some simple steps you can avoid being an easy target for thieves.

PDF Document Steer Clear of Car Crime (PDF Document, 0.41 Mb)  Home Office Booklet

PDF Document Steer Clear of Cycle Theft (PDF Document, 1.01 Mb)  Home Office Booklet

BikeRegister – National organisation where you can record and register your bicycle. This will aid recovery should it be stolen. 

Cars    Advice from Leicestershire Police

Bicycles Advice from Leicestershire Police

Motorbikes Advice from Leicestershire Police

Caravans  Advice from Leicestershire Police

Satellite Navigation  Advice from Leicestershire Police

Miscellaneous

Rural Crime   Advice from Leicestershire Police

Metal Theft    Advice from Leicestershire Police

Last updated: Fri 20th December, 2013 @ 15:08

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