Top Tips to Reduce Crime in Your Area

Crime is an unfortunate part of life in New Zealand and no-one wants to be a target. There are a number of ways that you can assess your home environment and neighbourhood to make some improvements to minimise the risks of your area becoming a target.

One of the quickest ways to reduce your chances of being a target for crime is to either strengthen your defences (known as hardening) or remove from sight objects that are frequently targeted. For example placing your car in a locked garage overnight is a safer option than leaving it out on the driveway or street. If you do not have a secure garage, try to park within view of your home or near street lights. You can make your vehicle more secure by fitting a steering wheel lock. Remove temptation by taking out your car stereo if it is removable (often the fascia is) and not leaving valuables in your car overnight. 

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