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Unfortunately, some people who have been the victim of crime are more vulnerable, in the short term, to further crime. You may be able to take steps now to help reduce the risk of it happening again. If you would like specialist advice to help you carry out your repairs immediately, we can help to put you in touch with the right people. And we can help you to get general crime prevention advice, either through the police or through other local agencies. Some of our branches provide crime prevention advice themselves and may run specialist services such as lock fitting. Get in touch with the Crime Prevention Officer at your local police station to see what else you can do.
You may find it useful to look at the Home Office crime prevention guide Your practical guide to crime prevention. It gives details of simple precautions that you can take to protect yourself, your family and your property. Copies are available from your local police station.
If there is a local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, you might want to join it. If there is no scheme in your area, you might want to talk to your local crime prevention officer about starting one - there may be other people in your area who would be interested.
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Page printed: 16 October 2019
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