Crime and Christmas

May 22, 20200
Christmas is the time for crime – protect yourself!

Well it’s another year in the books !! This year seems like it flew by wow!!

I have watched crime increase 10x more this Christmas season. It’s a combination of a number of things causing this trend.

People are willing to take more chances in the criminal element.
At Christmas while we’re out shopping for gifts we’re not the only ones on the look out for bargains.

Most crime is opportunistic and the festive season tends to offer criminals plenty of chances to take advantage of people’s generosity and good cheer.
Christmas shopping is one of the most stressful things about the season and you don’t want to have to do it twice. Take care when you go out shopping also be sure you, your car and your purchases are kept safe and secure:

  • Park in a well-lit, busy area – this will provide natural surveillance for your vehicle but more importantly will improve your personal safety, particularly if you’ll be returning to your car after dark
  • The most obvious things are the easiest to forget – make sure you always close your car windows and lock the doors !!
  • Take all your valuables with you – the glove compartment is one of the first places a thief will look for wallets, purses, satellite navigation systems, stereo faces and mobile phones
  • Keep any purchases out of sight – if they can be seen they can be stolen, it only takes seconds to smash a window and grab boxes and bags left in the car
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