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I was listening to Vanessa Feltz this morning on BBC Radio London (as I do every morning – I'm one of her ‘lovely listeners') and was intrigued by her guests from an international charity called Debate Mate. This is what Debate Mate is all about (taken from their website): Debate Mate…

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Two incidents concerning banks have caught my ears and eyes in the last few days. The first concerns some cash machines outside some London banks where pinhole cameras have been used to record people inputting theirs PINs. This is an old trick, but the latest cameras are even smaller and often the…

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As a crime prevention officer in London I was indirectly asked whether keeping up with the Joneses to improve home security was necessary and even today I get emails essentially asking me the same thing. So what is my reply? Well, before giving my answer let's think about it for a moment: The…

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On 7th April this year Ben and I will be celebrating The Crime Prevention Website’s fifth birthday. In that time annual visitor numbers have grown from 50K to something like 560K. The site’s also more than doubled in size and I’ve got plans to double its size…

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The Met Police recently released some data about knife crime in London's schools. Here's a small pick of the data: The number of pupils caught in possession of knives in schools has risen for the fifth consecutive year: 2016 = 299, 2015 = 236, 2014 = 203..........2011 = 152. There's been a 26%…

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Please find below the latest newsletter from Stephen Armson-Smith, the crime prevention guy from Essex Police. In this one he reminds us about the usefulness of defensive plants. As Corporal Jones would have said to Captain Mannering: “They don't like it up ‘em, Captain, they don't…

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