Presentation on theme: "David Taylor Cert Ed MIfL Crime Reduction Advisor South Manchester Division THINK LOCK CAMPAIGN."— Presentation transcript:
David Taylor Cert Ed MIfL Crime Reduction Advisor South Manchester Division THINK LOCK CAMPAIGN
Incidents of burglary are increasing against a historic ten year reduction. The reduction of burglary within Manchester is a top Council/Crime Reduction Partnership priority. We need your help to support us in combating burglary. THINK LOCK WHY
The campaign aims to provide simple and practical burglary prevention advice to at risk residents. The advice will be visible (posters, signage, literature) to act as both a reminder to residents and a deterrent to criminals. The campaign will run from now until March to match seasonal burglary trends. THINK LOCK HOW
Top 10 wards with highest Burglary Incidents: 1.Old Moat 2.Harpurhey 3.Gorton North 4.Gorton South 5.Withington 6.Rusholme 7.Cheetham 8.Bradford 9.Chorlton Park 10.Longsight THINK LOCK WHERE
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Specific Interventions 25,385 households lie within the hotspot areas, accounting for 28% of burglary incidents in the last year. All households will receive a direct-mail piece highlighting prevention advice as well as a window sticker. In the worst affected areas, 2,403 households will be visited by GMP Officers, and trained volunteers who will distribute the materials and offer face to face advice. The remaining 22,982 houses will have the materials delivered by a third-party distribution company.
THINK LOCK How Can You Help You are all key points of contact in your community You have the ability to relay the message to those most at risk and re- iterate it!
THINK LOCK A Quick Burglary Lesson Offender Myths Not professional Young males Below average intelligence Why steal? Heroin addiction Dont case the joint Opportunistic
Age? Employed? Single / Married / Cohabitating Length of Residency? Owner / Occupier or Rented? Cultural or Religious issues? Rich? THINK LOCK A quick burglary lesson Victim
THINK LOCK Aide-Memoire; Always lock windows and doors – even if you are in. Use a timer to operate lights and radios/TVs. Dont leave valuables on show. Fit a burglar alarm and use it Beware of Doorstep Traders Mark, photograph and register your valuables at Secure your home with a BS five lever Mortice locks Dont leave items in your garden which could be used to break in
THINK LOCK Key Contacts You can find out more by contacting your local community safety coordinator Dave Carey on Your neighbourhood policing team by calling And by calling Crimestoppers if you notice anything suspicious on