BUILDING SAFE NEIGHBOURHOODS
Scams and Older People
Child Sexual Exploitation
Loneliness and Vulnerability
Traditional crimes such as burglary and car theft are now much less prevalent than they once were. But new types of criminal activity have sprung up to replace them, and these new crimes require new solutions if they are to be tackled effectively.
Prevention is key, and strong communities where people know and look out for their neighbours is an excellent route to crime prevention.
“If people are lonely and have little or no social contact with others, they can become much more vulnerable to criminal activity.”
In fact, tackling loneliness and vulnerability is now a priority for the government as a way of reducing crime and building safer neighbourhoods. In 2017 the government even created a Minister for Loneliness.
All of the issues above are specific problems that need to be addressed in order to make our communities safer.
The Neighbourhood Watch Network has expanded its offer of online information packs and toolkits, and now includes guidance on how to start and manage a Neighbourhood Watch scheme, and how to use social media to engage with other members.
Click on the links above to find out more about each issue.