Traditional crimes such as burglary and car theft are now much less prevalent than they once were. However, holiday homes in particular are at greater risk from burglary than fully occupied homes. Unfortunately there are new issues on the relentless increase to concern us today.

There are new types of criminal activity that have sprung up to replace burglary, and these new crimes require new solutions if they are to be tackled effectively.

Prevention is key, and a strong community where people know and look out for their neighbours is an excellent route to crime prevention. First and foremost cold callers are source of issues such as distraction theft or scams. If you get an unsolicited caller beware and alert others.

The PDF full of advice from UK Neighbourhood Watch and adapted to suit residents of Arboleas can be viewed in our downloads section or click here for direct access