Darker nights crime prevention advice
Staffordshire Police is reminding residents to take simple crime prevention measures this autumn as burglaries often increase at this time of year.
This reminder comes following a spate of break-ins reported across the county in the past week, as burglars take advantage of the longer hours of darkness.
Crime prevention doesn't have to cost a lot of money, there are simple measures you can take to make your home look occupied and reduce your chances of being a victim.
To keep opportunist burglars at bay:
For further advice and a comprehensive guide, please see: https://www.staffordshire. police.uk/burglary
To report a crime please call 101, or 999 immediately if the crime is in progress. You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Police Contact Advice:
Telephone 999 in an emergency where there is a danger to life or a crime is in progress.
Telephone 101 for non-emergencies where police attendance is required, to report a crime or to report any other incidents. Calls to 101 have a fixed cost of 15p per call.
If you are calling about the above, please tell us that you are responding to a message from Staffordshire Smart Alert