Publications on the website have been sorted into 6 broad
This is the Crime & Property section. It contains
publications on issues surrounding crimes against personal /
community property, and how to protect against them, for example:
All publications have been listed in date order, with the most
– This year
– 1999 and earlier
Steer Clear Of Caravan Crime
Caravan crime is increasing and, for many Police Officers,
understanding, recognising and identifying caravan crime can be
difficult. The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) booklet
‘Steer Clear of Caravan Crime’, with an accompanying video, can
provide Police Officers with much needed information to battle this
Crime Reduction Basics
“Crime Reduction Basics” is a two and a half hour
training session designed to introduce individuals and groups in the
community to the basic principles of crime and disorder reduction
and to encourage them to get involved in reducing crime, especially
The extent of motorcycle theft
In 2000, over 35,000 motorcycles (includes scooters, mopeds and
motorbikes) were recorded stolen on the Police National Computer
(PNC) in England, Scotland and Wales. These papers provides an
analysis of these thefts and suggests ways in which manufacturers,
motorcyclists and the police can reduce motorcycle theft.
Design Against Crime: Overview
The Design Against Crime initiative is part of the Home Office’s
Crime Reduction Programme and is important because it tackles the
causes of crime at the earliest stage.
The aim of By Design: Urban design in the planning system:
towards better practice is to promote higher standards in urban
design. It does not set out new policy.
Bristol Designing Out Crime Protocol
The Planning Department of Bristol City Council and local police
Architectural Liaison Officers (ALOs) have worked together to
develop a protocol that ensures that the principles of Crime
Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) are reflected in all
planning applications that are subject to agreed criteria.
The Chipping Of Goods Initiative
Marking and tracking systems based on electronic data tags can
overcome many of the limitations of conventional systems to identify
the ownership of personal property.
Exploring solutions to graffiti in Newcastle upon Tyne
“Exploring solutions to ‘graffiti’ in Newcastle upon
Tyne” examines whether legal graffiti sites can reduce the
amount of ‘graffiti’ appearing in the city. The study used
interviews with members of the public, members of the local Graffiti
Forum, and those involved in the local graffiti scene to establish
the most effective intervention, or mix of interventions, that could
reduce the negative impact of graffiti.
Graffiti and vandalism on and around public transport
Graffiti and vandalism strongly affect people’s perceptions of
crime and personal security, giving the impression an area is
unmanaged and out of control. This report, from the Department
of Transport, looks at the how the public transport sector is
affected by graffiti and vandalism and the costs that are incurred.
How to combat arson in schools
This guide is addressed primarily at school governors, head
teachers, school premises managers, LEAs and local authority risk
managers. It aims to alert those responsible for school premises to
the continuing dangers of arson attacks on schools, and suggests
means by which such potential can be reduced.
Home Security Lighting
The form of lighting currently found many domestic locations is a
250 or 500 watt tungsten halogen floodlight controlled by a movement
sensor (passive infra-red, PIR). This is unfortunate, as in many
locations it is inappropriately installed and other forms of
lighting could make for a better choice.
Home Security – an introduction to domestic surveying
A comprehensive, easy to use training package which includes an
interactive CD ROM and a handy sized booklet in a sturdy
polyurathane case. You will learn how to carry out crime prevention
surveys on domestic properties.
Distraction Burglary Taskforce Newsletter – March 2003
The Distraction Burglary Taskforce is a partnership covering
local and national government, the police, business and the
voluntary sector. It is sponsored by the Home Office, Water UK (and
its constituent members) the Electricity Association, BT and British
Distraction Burglary Questionnaire
Questionnaire to provide Distraction Burglary Good Practice
The Alleygater’s Guide to Gating Alleys
Burglars prefer to break into a house through the back door or
window or at the side. Only 15% of domestic burglaries use the front
doors or windows. A criminal can use the alleyway at the back of a
terrace without having to be seen, even in broad daylight.
Closing alleys to cut crime
Local authorities have been granted powers to seek the closure of
alleyways in 52 areas, where the alleys facilitate burglary,
robbery, drug dealing and arson. These alleyways no longer serve the
purposes for which they were designed – in many cases decades ago.