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Crime prevention and personal safety

On this page we’ve included links to some crime prevention and personal safety advice. These are useful tips provided by police and other agencies to try and reduce the risk of you being a victim of crime.

However, it’s important to remember that if you’ve been a victim of crime, it’s not your fault. No matter what the circumstances, and regardless of whether or not any crime prevention measures were in place.

No victim ever asks to be a victim of crime, and you should never blame yourself or feel put off seeking help if something happens.

General crime prevention

Find general crime prevention advice from:

Cybercrime

For information and advice to help keep you safe from cybercrime and online fraud, visit these websites:

Personal safety

Stereotypically, people think that it’s only lone women walking the streets at night that need to think about personal safety. Not true – most victims of violent crimes carried out by a stranger, are men. Anyone can be a victim of crime and we could all benefit from a bit of advice to help keep safe.

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust provides lots of information on this topic, from phone safety through to advice for people who work alone. It also features a nifty personal safety app directory. Please note that we do not endorse these apps and have not tested them, we are just linking to them for your information.

'60 second security'

Greater Manchester Police have produced a series of ‘60 Second Security’ videos on simple security advice. They provide easy step-by-step tips, including advice on products and how to install and use them, helping to make you and your property that little bit safer. We've included a couple on this page, but there's lots more on the GMP website.

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