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Safety information and advice

  • Hate crime

    A hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s race (including nationality, national origin, ethnic origin, race and colour), religion, sexual orientation, disability, transgender, or individual characteristic that makes someone appear different.

  • Car crime – Crimestoppers

    Information on Vehicle Identity Checking (VIC), theft resistant number plates, thefts from vehicles, and what to do if your vehicle has been cloned or stolen.

  • Distraction burglary – Crimestoppers

    Tips, information and advice from Crimestoppers to try and prevent doorstep crimes.

  • Home safety – Crimestoppers

    Advice from Crimestoppers and the Home Office about how you can protect your home, and how you can take measures to protect yourself while at home.

  • Personal safety – Crimestoppers

    Guides from Crimestoppers on keeping yourself safe in a variety of situations (including street robbery, online dating and public transport).

  • Student safety – NUS

    Safety doesn’t need to cramp your style: crime levels are falling but stats show that people between the ages of 16 and 24 years are most likely to become the victims of a variety of crimes.

Safety information and advice was last updated on June 6, 2017.