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Crime prevention

Recorded crime in Cornwall is very low when compared with other Counties.

Cornwall is a safe place in which to live, work and visit but we all have a part to play in keeping ourselves, our families and our property safe.

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Joining a local Watch Scheme , joining Devon and Cornwall alert and marking your property are ways in which you can help prevent crime in your community.

For specific advice about different types of crime please see the links below:

  • Anti-Social Behaviour
    Find out more about anti-social behaviour, what it is and what you should do if you are affected by it
  • Arson prevention
    Help protect yourself, friends, family and others from the threat of arson.
  • Burglary
    Find out how to secure your home and minimise the risk of being burgled.
  • Criminal damage
    Find out how to help keep your property and possessions safe from criminal damage.
  • Crime prevention in town centres
  • Cyber Aware
    Find the information you need to protect yourselves, your families, and your businesses from cybercrime on the website of this cross-government campaign.
  • Get Safe Online
    Find information on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobiles device and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online.
  • Possession of weapons
    Gun and knife crime are serious forms of criminality that create fear in communities. Find out more about how the police tackle these crimes, and how you can report them anonymously.
  • Prevention violent extremism - report terrorist or extremist content online
    If you’ve seen or heard something that could potentially be related to terrorism, trust your instincts and report it. Your actions could save lives. 
  • Protecting your mobile phone against theft
    Simple steps you can take to prevent your mobile phone being stolen.
  • Sexual assaults
    Any sexual contact without your consent is sexual assault and is a crime. Find out more about sexual assault and how the Devon and Cornwall Sexual Assault Referral Centre can help you
  • Theft and robbery
    Find out what measures you can take to keep your possessions safe and travel safely
  • Vehicle crime
    Find out more about the measures you can take to make your vehicle more secure

Crimestoppers  and Neighbourhood Watch also provide a range of crime prevention information.