Monthly Crime and Anti-Social
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Please find below the figures to what crime has been reported for Drypool between 1st and 31st August 2019
5 x Theft of Pedal Cycle’s
9 x Criminal Damage to Vehicles
9 x Criminal Damage to Dwellings
6 x Theft from Vehicle
4 x Theft of Vehicle
13 x Burglary Residential
Below are the figures for reported Anti-Social Behaviour between 1st and 31st August 2019
3 x ASB Personal
26 x ASB Nuisance
2 x ASB Environmental
ASB Personal – Deliberately targeted at an individual or group or having an impact on an individual or group rather than the community at large
ASB Nuisance - Engaging in or threatening to engage in conduct causing or likely to cause a nuisance or annoyance to persons engaged in lawful activities
ASB Environmental - Incidents where individuals and groups have an impact on their surroundings including natural, built and social environments
Please feel free to contact me for any crime prevention advice or if you are part of any local groups and would like some involvement from myself or just to give me some feedback about what you would like to see being messaged on My Community Alerts
Due to the number of reports of Burglaries please see the below crime prevention advice…
Homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures. Good window locks and strong deadlocks can make a big difference.
Taking just a few steps can make a big difference in keeping your home safe from burglary. Here are a few tips:
Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you're just out in the garden, remembering to double-lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key)
Hide all keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox)
Install a visual burglar alarm (as part of a suite of prevention measures - a burglar alarm on its own will not prevent entry to your home)
Install good outside lighting
Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property
Leave radios or lights in your house on a timer to make the property appear occupied
Make sure the fences around your garden are in good condition
Secure bikes at home by locking them to an immoveable object inside a locked shed or garage
Keep ladders and tools stored away; don't leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home
Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property
Ensure rear fencing is in good repair
Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges
Mark your property with postcode and house number and register your property for free with immobilise.
Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.
Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows
Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault
Doors and Windows
In most burglaries, the criminals broke into the house or flat through the door, either by forcing the lock or kicking it in. So make sure your doors are strong and secure. Consider fitting a bar for extra strength; a locksmith can advise you on how best to do it.
Glass panels on doors are particularly vulnerable. If you have one on your door you could replace it with laminated glass, which is stronger. You can also buy a film in a DIY store that you can stick over the glass to make it harder to break.
Home security and DIY shops sell inexpensive, key-operated locks to fit most kinds of windows. Fit window locks with keys to all downstairs windows and those upstairs that are easy to reach.
If you're not sure who is at your door, don't open it. Check the identity of the caller by calling the company they are claiming to be from i.e. gas, electricity, water and police. Use the telephone numbers listed in your local directory or provided independently by your service provider - Do not use any telephone numbers provided by the caller - they may be bogus. The 'Waterboard' no longer exists, it is an obsolete phrase used only by bogus callers.
Going away on holiday
Make your home look like someone is living in it:
•Use automatic timer-switches to turn your lights and radios on when it goes dark
•Cancel any newspaper or milk deliveries
•Use the Royal Mail's 'keepsafe' service - they keep your mail for up to 2 months while you're away. Mail sitting on your doorstep is a sign that you are away
•Trusted neighbours may be able to help you by collecting your post, opening and closing curtains and they could park their car on your driveway
•Avoid discussing holiday plans on public social networking sites - burglars can use any information you post on there to their advantage
A GOOD website to look at is https://www.police.uk/ and especially the ‘Crime Map’ as this will give you information about individual crimes near you postcode.
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PC 805 Darren Kirkwood
Drypool Community Beat Manager
Preston Road Police Station
Emergency – 999
Non-Emergency - 101
***All figures will be correct at the time of analysis and publication but may change if classifications are changed or further information comes to light
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