The Crime Prevention Website

Fancy a trip down memory lane?  I thought it might be fun to link to a few of the old government Public Information Films (PIFs) about crime and safety.

According to Wikipedia PIFs were supplied to broadcasters free of charge for them to use whenever they wished. Their usefulness as a cost-free means to fill the gaps in fixed-duration commercial breaks left by unsold advertising airtime led to their being used regularly and extensively in the 60s, 70s and much of the 80s, and consequently, within both the government’s Central Office of Information and broadcasting companies they were typically known as "fillers". They are still being produced, although the vastly reduced need for broadcasters to turn to third-party filler material to deal with unused airtime during breaks or junctions means they are now only seen rarely.



Thieving magpies – Don’t let them get away with it (Mid 1980s) (My fave!)

Burglary: Together We'll Crack It (1990s)

Trick of the Light: Together We'll Crack It (1991)

Don't advertise your stuff to thieves (2011)

Fit Window Locks (Warning: some swearing!) PARODY

Property marking

Property coding : Get Your Own Back featuring Shaw Taylor (1980's)

Bike theft

A Thief Would Like Your Bike (1980s?)

Stolen Bikes (1970s)

Car crime

Car crime – Together we’ll crack it (1992) (From the National Archives)

Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention Officer featuring David Calder? (1970s)

Credit card fraud

Stealathon: Together We'll Crack It (1994)

Crime reporting

Bus Stop (1990)

Neighbourly Nell (1980s)


Vandalism: Do you know where your lad’s going tonight? (1970s)

Bogus Callers

Strange Caller (1983)


Drugs Abroad : Pub (1970's)


Excuses (1987) Keep Britain Tidy

Crash helmets

Wear a Helmet always (1965) (cringe)

Firework dangers

Where's Your Child Tonight


Women: Know Your Limits! Harry Enfield - BBC comedy

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