Domestic burglary is a priority for the force and officers across the county are working hard to catch those responsible. However, there are many precautions you can take to reduce the risk of becoming a victim.
Most burglaries are committed by opportunist criminals. In two out of 10 burglaries they don’t even have to use force – they get in through an open door or window. Look at your home through the burglar’s eyes – are there places where they could break in unseen? Have you fitted strong locks on your doors and windows? Would they have to make a lot of noise by breaking glass? Reduce the risk of burglary happening to you by making sure you’ve taken these simple precautions. For a relatively small outlay you could make your home more secure and buy peace of mind into the bargain.
Crime Prevention Advice.
Cambridgeshire Police have officers trained in crime prevention – contact your local community safety unit for advice. It may be possible to arrange a survey of your home or business premises and recommend security improvements. This is a popular service – and you may want to ask for a leaflet to enable you to carry out your own survey.
- Garage and garden security
- Securing the outside of your home
- Security inside your home
- Marking and registering your property
Complete this home security survey to see how secure your home is: