Complacency is a criminal’s best weapon
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.
TAKE CARE: Police say residents are making it too easy for thieves to enter their homes.