Crime prevention is everyone's resposibility not just a
job for the police. And crime can be reduced by simple measures like remembering
to lock a door, knowing about common con games, and watching out for your neightborhood.
Although surveys consistently show that person over 65 are victims of crime far less frequently than
young people, many senior citizens are so worried about crime that they shut themselves up in their
homes and rarely go out. But isolating ourselves behind locked doors, not getting together with out neighbors, actually
makes it easier for criminals to work in the neighborhood.
Senoirs are more vulnerable to certain crimes - purse snatichin, muggin and fraud. But you can reduce oppurtunities for Criminals to strike
by being careful, alert and a good neighbor.
For more information please contact the Northumberland