This Crime Prevention Week, Queensland Police Service is working to support the community to enhance their personal, home and business safety.
Across the state, QPS officers are on the ground conducting proactive patrols, property crime operations, responding to intelligence and incidents – to enhance community safety, deter criminals and locate active property crime offenders.
With the majority of property crime offences being opportunistic, Crime Prevention Week is all about supporting the public to evaluate their security and ensure they’re best placed to be protected.
Crime intelligence shows the majority of criminals will move on from a property when deterred and prevented by strong security and prevention measures.
Community Engagement Acting Superintendent Rob Fleischer says measures like sensor lights, good quality locks, security systems and CCTV can assist in deterring would-be thieves seeking out an easy access to a property.
“The vast majority of these criminals are opportunistic and unsophisticated, seeking out an open window or unlocked door, and will move on when those access points are secure,” Acting Superintendent Fleischer said.
“Security is not the solution for preventing all offences, but putting in place crime prevention strategies will absolutely put you in the best position to protect yourself and your loved ones.”
“If you ever do find yourself in the position where your home is broken into – the best thing you can do is stay in a locked room, make noise and alert the intruder to your presence and immediately call Triple Zero (000), and police will take immediate action.”
District Crime Prevention Units across the state have been running community events this week, and all year, to raise awareness and educate the public on crime prevention tips – focusing on home and property crime, along with installing free anti-theft number plate screws.