Lock up to stay safe say police

From March to May this year, Canobolas Local Area Command have witnessed 25 fewer break-ins to residential properties compared to the same time last year. Photo: FILE

From March to May this year, Canobolas Local Area Command have witnessed 25 fewer break-ins to residential properties compared to the same time last year. Photo: FILE

To help drive down the number of reported property related cases in Canowindra police are preparing for a property crime prevention week in September.

LAC crime manager Inspector Bruce Grassick said while each day would focus on a particular type of property crime, police would be happy to provide ideas and ways to reduce opportunities for thieves.

“A lot of these crimes are preventable,” Inspector Grassick said.

“More often than not they are an opportunistic crime, where they’re looking for softer targets.”

Inspector Grassick said officers would be sharing crime prevention tips during the week which will run from September 25.

Inspector Grassick said the people most likely to targeted were of 70 years of age or over while only 15 per cent of the victims were of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background.

Inspector Grassick said prevention was as simple as locking a door.

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