Figures released by Suffolk Police show there were 40,009 crimes recorded in the county from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013 – 5,632 fewer crimes than the same period last year. The data also revealed almost a third – 32.5% – of all crime was solved, with 1,644 more solved crimes than last year, a total of 13,011. Robbery offences saw a 25% decrease with 84 fewer crimes being committed in the past year.
There were also 108 fewer dwelling burglaries. Outlined below are some measures you could take to help to protect your property and your home and outbuildings, to help reduce these figures even further.
Below are examples of video clips available on YouTube that demonstrate a range of preventative measures.
Top ten tips to keep your house secure and deter potential burglars
Further Home security tips
Don’t leave valuables in an unlocked shed, nor ladders or tools that could help a burglar
Lock windows and doors
Security lighting and visible burglar alarms
Do Not tell anybody your PIN and bank card details
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To give information about crime anonymously call 0800 555 111 or through our secure online form.
For more information on Crimestoppers in the East please contact Ann Scott, Eastern Regional Manager, on 01255 475964 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Also as part of National Rogue Trader Week 22-26 April 2013, Suffolk Trading Standards have teamed up with Safer Neighbourhood Teams for a week-long operation aimed at raising awareness of rogue traders and distraction burglaries.