Com­pla­cency is a crim­i­nal’s best weapon

Isis Town and Country - - News | Kolan -

OVER the next four weeks you will hear many po­lice of­fi­cers from around Queens­land talk­ing about how com­pla­cency is one of the ma­jor con­tribut­ing fac­tors of prop­erty crime in our area.

Last fi­nan­cial year about 15% of all break-ins in­volved dwellings that were not se­cured.

Un­for­tu­nately it seems many peo­ple are not aware of the im­por­tance of se­cur­ing their prop­erty.

Com­pla­cency is a crim­i­nal’s best weapon.

The real risk of prop­erty crime is op­por­tu­nity.

The op­por­tu­nity is of­ten cre­ated be­cause the home owner does not recog­nise or feel the need to lock up.

When you re­move the op­por­tu­nity, you sub­stan­tially lower the chances of you be­com­ing a vic­tim.

Of­fi­cers across re­gional ar­eas have been specif­i­cally tasked to fo­cus on prop­erty crime over the next four weeks as a part of the Prop­erty Se­cu­rity Part­ner­ship strat­egy.

Po­lice will be fo­cus­ing on tar­geted pa­trolling, tac­ti­cal ac­tiv­i­ties, in­ves­ti­ga­tions aimed at prop­erty of­fend­ers and of­fend­ing, and, very im­por­tantly, rais­ing aware­ness of prop­erty se­cu­rity across the com­mu­nity.

PHOTO: FILE

TAKE CARE: Po­lice say res­i­dents are mak­ing it too easy for thieves to en­ter their homes.

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