Campaign to Prevent Doorstep Crime
Police Scotland is to undertake a campaign specifically focusing on Doorstep Crime within local communities. The initiative will commence on Monday 21st May 2018 and terminate on Monday 28th May 2018. Areas of prevention, intelligence, engagement, enforcement and reassurance will be covered during this period.
Doorstep crime affects all aspects of society, however the elderly and vulnerable can feel the largest impact, with many becoming repeat victims. Anecdotal evidence shows an individual’s quality of life can deteriorate significantly after such incidents, often with a consequential negative impact on subsequent investigations and the individual’s ability to access the criminal justice system.
Doorstep Crime cannot be dealt with in isolation; indeed many perpetrators have significant connection with Organised Crime Groups (OCG) throughout the country. Such groups are known to pass victim details on to others, contributing to repeat victimisation.
Police Scotland is committed to reducing the number of individuals affected by doorstep crime, ultimately keeping vulnerable groups safe and empowering local communities. This is being carried out in partnership with key organisations in the public, private and Third Sectors.
For key information please visit Police Scotland website where details will be made available nearer to the date of the campaign.
Laura Fisher – Interventions Coordinator – Divisional Coordination Unit
Police Scotland – Highland and Islands Division
Old Perth Road, Inverness IV23SY
Tel: 01463 720 407 and 07900 276 540
CONTACTING THE POLICE
In an emergency – Dial 999
For all other calls – Dial 101
29th January 2018