Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

SE­NIORS are liv­ing in ex­treme fear of be­com­ing a vic­tim of crime. Un­for­tu­nately, they be­lieve be­ing el­derly puts them at higher risk. But se­niors are the safest mem­bers of our com­mu­nity for sev­eral rea­sons. Firstly they are more fre­quently at home dur­ing the day which makes them less likely to be a vic­tim of day­time bur­glary. Se­condly, night time bur­glars will sneak around homes at night check­ing for un­locked doors and win­dows. It is well known se­niors are more se­cu­rity con­scious than most and will lock their doors and win­dows at night. This pre­vents ac­cess by would be bur­glar’s look­ing for an easy and quiet en­try. Se­niors can pro­tect their homes by lock­ing doors and win­dows. Make sure the house is also locked while gar­den­ing out­doors. – Com­mu­nity en­gage­ment of­fi­cer Sergeant Paul Trim­ble.

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