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I recently received the following press release from our friends in Essex Police. It seems like the warm weather has led to an increase in theft from cars around Essex and I wouldn't be surprised if this hasn't occurred elsewhere. So it is timely to mention the problem and to pass on Stephen…

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Since I've not been posting anything on here or on Twitter recently I thought it necessary to pop this message up on my news page to settle anyone's fears in case you thought I had disappeared off the radar. Actually I have somewhat disappeared, but not because of anything sinister. I mentioned…

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Around 150 Home Security Surveys have been carried out on this website during the past two weeks, mainly thanks to Councillor James Barber of East Dulwich (London) who periodically promotes the service. Sixty-eight per cent of them have been conducted by residents in Dulwich and the rest are mainly…

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I recently received the following press release from our friends in Essex Police. Clearly metal theft is still an issue in Essex and so for the benefit of all I thought it useful to pop this onto my news page so the useful advice can be read by all. My thanks as usual go to Stephen Armson-Smith,…

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I can always work out what the weather has been like if I count up the number of Home Security Surveys carried out on this website over a few days. If it's been snowing or raining, or if the weather has simply been bitterly cold then the number of surveys conducted will fall, but if the sun has…

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Quite a few years ago (2004, I think) I worked as a Police Crime Prevention Design Adviser in Camden where I developed a number of initiatives to ‘design out' crime opportunities. One of these was Crime Opportunity Profiling of Streets or ‘COPS' as it became known. Basically it…

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