Fortunately Trumpington has a relatively low rate of burglary and crime. However that will be of little comfort to those who may have had their homes or businesses broken into and lost expensive or treasured possessions. View crime stats for Trumpington.
Could our community have helped to prevent these crimes through an organised Neighbourhood Watch scheme and provided the information the police need to apprehend the culprits? Should our community do something to try to prevent that happening?
This topic, amongst others will be discussed at the next Trumpington Meadows Community meeting on the 22 February 2018. We will be joined by Rachel Carr, a Police Support Officer who will be able to respond to any questions that you may have. The agenda for the meeting is currently being finalised but please make a note of the date if you would like to attend. More information on this will follow soon.
In the mean time you may want to read the pdf document below that contains information about protecting your home from burglars. Some of the crime prevention tips included in this booklet can even reduce the cost of your home insurance.
Reporting a crime or suspicious activity:
Offenders will often visit an area in the days leading up to a burglary to scope out potential targets. If you believe someone knocking at your door could be a burglar then contact the police immediately.
Keep a note of anything unusual including:
- Description and registration number of suspicious vehicles
- As much information as possible about suspicious incidents e.g. dates, times and descriptions of anyone you believe may be involved
- Details of any witnesses
Report suspicious activity by calling:
- 999 if a crime is in progress
- 101 for a police non-emergency
- Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111