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Wiltshire Crime: How To Stay Safe in Salisbury by Mind Map: Wiltshire Crime: How To
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Wiltshire Crime: How To Stay Safe in Salisbury

Burglary

Burglary is when a person enters a house with intent to steal

There were 27 burglaries in December 2011 alone

Stay safe by keeping valuables out of sight - Don't leave empty boxes outside your house as this advertises new purchases to potential thieves

Anti-social Behaviour

This includes personal and environmental nuisance

How well does Wiltshire feel the police responded to reports of ASB?

There were 184 reports of antisocial behaviour during December 2011

Street Watch

Street Watch in Salisbury consists of a group of elderly women who work in partnership with the police and patrol the streets on the lookout for suspicious behaviour. Read the full story at Community Confidence...

Safer Communities is made up of two small specialist teams, Crime Reduction and Anti-Social Behaviour Reduction. Click the arrow for further information

If you are a victim of anti-social behaviour, click the link to fill out an Anti-social Behaviour Reporting Form

Criminal Damage and Arson

Criminal damage to buildings and vehicles and deliberate damage by fire

In December 2011, there were 60 reported cases of criminal damage and arson

To keep your home and vehicles safe, leave lights and a radio on timer - if the house is empty this will give the impression somebody is home.

Shoplifting

There were 34 cases of shoplifting reported in December 2011 alone.

Metal thefts have been increasing, and Community Confidence was told that there have been sightings of children as young as eight-years-old carrying copper piping round their necks. Read the full story at Community Confidence.

Pickpockets operate in busy places, especially shopping outlets. Keep your purse or wallet close to your body and carry a debit card rather than cash to avoid losses. Never leave shopping bags unattended.

Violent Crime

Includes offences such as common assualt, Grievous Bodily Harm and sexual offences

There were 27 cases of violent crime during the month of December 2011

When you are going out at night, ensure that you plan the evening - book a taxi home and share with friends. Drink responsibly and never accept drinks from people you don't know.

FACTS: The Statistics

Wiltshire vs England & Wales: Crime per 1000

There were 443 reported cases of criminal activity in Salisbury in December 2011

Age UK

Did you know?

Half of over 75's are too scared to go out after dark due to the belief that they will be a victim of mugging or subject to verbal abuse.

61% of older people said there is not enough policing in their area

Over 2 million older people a victim of crime every year