8.7 million member households – happy NNWW17 !

An incredible 8.7 million households in England and Wales now identify as members of Neighbourhood Watch – the largest crime prevention community in Britain.

As Neighbourhood Watch volunteers celebrate National Neighbourhood Watch Week 2017 – the movement is proudly raising its official member household coverage to 8.7 million member households.

Previous figures had suggested the movement’s reach was an already impressive 3.8 million member households.

But the latest available figures* from the ONS Crime Survey of England and Wales shows 37% of respondents said they were members of Neighbourhood Watch – when this is averaged against the population data it equates to an estimate of just over 8.7 million households.

Lynn Farrar, chair of the Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network – the national charity that supports the Neighbourhood Watch movement said: “We know that many millions of people identify as being a member of a scheme. By joining us at you’ll get tailored information and timely information to help keep you and your family safe.”

National Neighbourhood Watch Week runs from June 17-25 and is a chance for members and coordinators across England and Wales to showcase how communities can come together to tackle crime and be neighbourly.

*ONS Crime Survey of England and Wales 2012/13 from the ONS Crime Survey of England and Wales show 37% of respondents said they were members of Neighbourhood Watch – when this is averaged against the population data it equates to an estimate of just over 8.7 million households.