Crime Prevention Tips

To prevent theft

Thefts are committed generally by young males looking for things, which are small, expensive, and can easily be converted into ready cash. Most of thefts take place in houses where inmates are absent temporarily. They may happen during the daytime as well as during the nights. Before committing theft, the thief generally selects a house that is unoccupied with the easiest access, the greatest amount of cover, with best possible escape routes.

Please follow the following tips to prevent house theft.

  1. Keep your doors locked and windows covered even in daytime.
  2. Properly check whether the doors and windows of your house are closed and locked when you are going out.
  3. Fix grills on windows and glass panelled doors.
  4. Keep side doors pad locked and main door bolted.
  5. Inform your neighbors about your absence from your home. Provide lights on the exit points of your house.
  6. Do not keep a large amount of cash and ornaments in the house.

Steps For Personal Safety

  • Always identify a visitor before opening the door.
  • Never allow young children to open the door for visitors.
  • Always ask representatives to provide identification.
  • Avoid walking alone at night.

To Prevent Bag Snatching While Travelling

  • Carry your purse close to your body and slightly to the front.
  • Your purse should be closed and fastened at all times. Do not leave it on a counter.
  • Do not carry more money than necessary.
  • If someone attempts to take your bag, give it up rather than risk personal injury.

To Prevent Vehicle Theft

  • Always keep your vehicles locked.
  • Always keep the windows completely closed. Make sure that quarter glasses are properly secured.
  • Never leave the key dangling in the ignition.
  • Double-check all doors (including the boot) to ensure that they are properly secured.
  • Do not leave valuables in your car even if it is locked.
  • Install a car alarm.
  • Never leave important documents in the glove box or boot.
  • Do not offer a lift to anyone you do not know.
Last updated on 11-11-2019