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How to reduce your chance of becoming a victim of crime?

How to reduce your chance of becoming a victim or a repeat victim of crime?

There is a Chinese saying, 'not afraid of ten thousand, but only afraid of that one in ten thousand', which means if there is a 1 in 10,000 chance that something will happen, it's not the 9999 that one need fear, but that single 1 that one should fear, because that single one could cause great damage to you. To close and lock doors and windows looks so unnecessary that you are just going out for a very short time. But what would you do if that 1 (in 10,000 chance) actually happens? So please always ensure:

  • When you are in that you shut and lock your doors

  • Close and lock all windows in unoccupied rooms

  • When going out always lock the door and close the windows - even if your are just going out for a short time.

  • Window locks will help stop people getting in ( a burglar is less likely to break in if they have to smash a window)

  • Use timers for lights and radios if you are going to be out for the evening or overnight.

  • Visible burglar alarms can put the burglar off - if you have one make sure you use it.


And if you do all these, but you still feel not safe, you may take a free or paid crime prevention survey to reduce your vulnerability and give yourself peace of mind. And if deemed appropriate, get a security improvements installed, which could possibly include the fitting of extra locks, chains or vibration alarms dependent on the vulnerability of the property.

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