The chances of becoming a victim of crime have reduced dramatically over recent years, particularly in North Kent, where crime figures have shown a significant decrease.
However there are some easy measures that you can take which will reduce that risk even further:
- Ensure that you have good quality locks on all external doors and windows, especially those that are certified to British Standard BS7950. Most burglaries are committed by opportunist thieves who will always target easy properties
- Ensure that garden sheds and garages are securely fastened and the addition of outside security lighting will always help. Various products are available to "property mark" your valuable items, details are available on the links below
- Never leave items on display in unattended vehicles, even for a short time. Satellite navigation systems are popular items to steal. Although you may remove and place them in a glove box etc, when the vehicle is left, be sure to also remove the tell tale ring from the windscreen
- An immobiliser or alarm system fitted to your car is also a worthwhile investment together with the registration number of the vehicle being security etched into the window glass
Comprehensive crime prevention advice can be obtained from the Kent Police website