Helping to beat burglary
In areas of Nottingham with a high density of student homes, 51% of all burglaries are through unlocked doors and windows.*
The ‘Love your stuff’ campaign teams up University of Nottingham student ambassadors with Police Community Support Officers (PCSO’s) and they head into student populated areas and pass on simple advice on how to beat burglary.
Through door knocking exercises in the community, student ambassadors hand out information cards and goodies, and engage with student residents, advising them to check windows and doors are locked when they go to bed or go out.
Residents are also encouraged to ‘Protect It and Register It’ using www.immobilise.com which is the free national property register.
The most recent campaign in February 2020 saw five teams of student ambassadors and PCSO’s target 12 streets in the Lenton and Radford areas of Nottingham. 730 doors were knocked on and handy advice issued to the residents.
*Nottinghamshire Police, 2019
For further information on how to protect your valuables at home, take a look at the advice from Nottinghamshire Police below:
Protecting your valuables at home