Over the last year reports of burglary have dropped dramatically across Sussex. The lockdown measures that have been in place across the UK have undoubtedly contributed to this reduction. As lockdown measures continue to ease and with summer approaching, we want to keep it this way.
Monday 17 May marked a milestone in the Government road map out of lockdown with people beginning to return to their place of work, the hospitality sector opening up their services fully, taking a ‘staycation’ and enjoy social activities more fully across the UK. What this also means is while people can enjoy more freedom away from their homes, they will be empty for longer periods of time.
In order to keep burglary rates low, we need to ensure that as the nation continues to move out of lockdown home security is a top priority. We want to remind residents of the crime prevention advice available to protect their homes against burglary. This could be as simple as ensuring that all windows are closed and double checking that doors are locked when leaving the home.
All week we are sharing crime prevention advice on the Sussex Police social media accounts and will continue to publicise when burglars are convicted at court. Burglary is a priority that we continue to tackle.
To protect your property, you can find practical prevention tips to:
- protect your home including information on door and window locks here
- keep burglars out of your property here
- keep your shed or garage safe and secure here
- access to all information on protecting your home from crime here
There are also other ways to protect your personal belongings by using property marking. Register your belongings on the free Immobilise national property register. It only takes a few minutes and increases the chances of being reunited with your property if it is stolen. Find out more on their website here.