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Latest Crime Update - June 2018

Published on 05 July 2018 01:08 PM

1. Distraction Burglary

There were 13 recorded incidents of burglary/distraction burglary last month. The recent hot weather has created a chance for criminal opportunists to take advantage of unattended open doors and windows.

Tips to stay safe

  • Ensure that ground floor windows and back/front doors are kept closed and locked when a room or area in your home is unattended.
  • For information on increasing the security of your home (window locks and restrictors) contact the Wandsworth Council Community Safety team on 020 8871 6567 / email communitysafety@wandsworth.gov.uk.

 2. Domestic Violence

There were 22 recorded incidents of domestic crime involving older people last month. This included 11 incidents involving arguments between grandparents/parents and children/grandchildren.

Domestic abuse takes many forms including (but not limited to) physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and financial abuse. It also includes digital abuse (using smartphones and social networking to harass and intimidate).” Victim Support 2016

Tips to stay safe

  • Contact Victim Support in Wandsworth on 020 7801 1777 or by email SW.London@victimsupport.org.uk
  • Contact the Victim Support Line on 08 08 16 89 111 for information and support regarding domestic abuse.
  • Action on Elder Abuse 08 08 80 88 141.
  • Contact the police on 999 in an emergency.
  • Contact the Police on 101 for concerns which are not an emergency.