SENIORS ARE SAFER THAN OTHERS
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.