CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE (supplied by Essex Police)
Going away on holiday?
Make your home look like someone is living in it:
Ensure that windows, doors and gates are closed and locked correctly.
Use automatic timer-
If you have an intruder alarm make sure that you set it before leaving and ensure that your neighbours know who the keyholders are.
Cancel any newspaper or milk deliveries.
Use the Royal Mail's 'keepsafe' service -
Trusted neighbours may be able to help you by collecting your post, opening and closing curtains and they could park their car on your driveway
Avoid discussing holiday plans on public social networking sites -
Most of this was taken from the Police UK website where you can find lots of useful advice and details of crimes in your area.
Domestic abuse related crime is 8% of total crime
Domestic abuse is a serious and high-
One in four women have experienced domestic violence and one in six men. Victims are often too afraid to speak and, in many cases, neighbours, friends and even family will suspect that the offence is taking place but are reluctant to become involved.
Crimestoppers has teamed up with MAV (medicsagainstviolence.co.uk) to launch a new Domestic Abuse campaign – a poster that prompts people to report any concerns about someone’s safety.
If you have any concerns about reporting to the police, you can contact the independent crime-
Crimestoppers is not an emergency service, so it is important to contact the police immediately using 999 if there is an emergency occurring.