Staying safe when out

Stay safe by being sensible when you are out and about. Keep in mind some of the following tips:

  • many burglaries happen when a door or window has been left open - lock up whenever you go out, with deadbolts if you have them
  • robbers are after an easy target - walk in groups at night, travel by taxi or stay over with friends
  • if possible, use cash-machines during the day - put your card and cash away and be vigilant - never write down your PIN
  • always lock your car and put valuables out of sight - never leave the keys in the ignition, even when paying for petrol
  • after a night out, arrange to go home with friends, or in a taxi
  • to prevent spiking, don't leave drinks unattended
  • be vigilant when using your mobile phone - if your phone is stolen, call your network or 08701 123 123 to immobilise it. Check out Thames Valley Police site or Immobilise for more information