Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Crime Types

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Dog Theft

Dog owners are increasingly concerned about their dogs being stolen from them. We are urging the public to keep their dogs SECURE, IN SIGHT and SEARCHABLE. 

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Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is a pattern of abusive behaviors and actions within an intimate relationship or household that is intended to gain and maintain power and control over one partner by another. 

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Elder Abuse

The issue of elder abuse is a delicate and often difficult issue to think about. But we’ve got together with the charity Hourglass (formerly Action on Elder Abuse) to share some information and resources and show you who to contact if you’re worried about a neighbour or a friend.

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Hate Crime and Incidents

A hate crime is any incident, which is a criminal offence, that the victim or anyone else thinks is motivated by someone’s hostility or prejudice towards them or another person because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or because they are transgender. 

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Heritage Crime

Heritage crime is any offence which harms the value of heritage assets and their settings. Some heritage assets are protected by specific legislation to prevent harm caused by damage or unlicensed alteration. However, other crimes such as theft, criminal damage, arson and anti-social behaviour offences can also damage and harm heritage assets and interfere with the public's enjoyment and knowledge of their heritage.

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Modern Slavery

Modern slavery is an often unseen, or unrecognised, serious crime happening across the UK in which victims are exploited for someone else’s gain. Slavery violates human rights, denying people of their right to life, freedom, and security.

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Rural Crime

Rural crime has no set definition, however it can be very broadly classified as any crime and anti-social behaviour occurring in rural areas. Rural crime is often linked to Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) who target and exploit rural communities across a range of crime types, for example organised plant theft, livestock theft, burglaries targeting firearms, poaching and hare coursing.

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Scams and Fraud

Fraud and scams are deceptive and dishonest practices designed to trick individuals, organizations, or businesses out of money, personal information, or valuable assets. They often involve misrepresentation, manipulation, or false information to gain the trust of victims and then exploit that trust for illicit gains. 

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Serious Violence

Serious violence is violence that causes injuries so severe that they require hospital treatment. Across England and Wales in 2020 there were 4,100 hospital admissions for stab wounds caused by a sharp instrument. This was down from 4,800 in 2019, a fall that has been attributed to coronavirus lockdowns.

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Street Harassment

Together we need to make it clear that we find all forms of harassment unacceptable and take a stand against it.
We are calling on all adults in England and Wales to stand up against street harassment. There are many ways we can all do this safely irrespective of age, sexual orientation, gender, race, or ethnicity. Together can make a difference.

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Terrorism is the use of indiscriminate violence to spread fear in a bid to achieve political, religious, ideological, or financial aims. It is important to remember that the likelihood of you being caught up in a terrorist attack remains very small, but it’s still good to be vigilant. Find out more about some of the signs that terrorist activity may be being planned near you, and what to do about it.

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