What is Health and Safety Advises Homeowners to ‘Protect their Premises’ due to an Increase in Opportunistic Thefts

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• What is Health and Safety encourages homeowners to protect their valuables by an online health and safety resource • Asset tags believed to be a good theft deterrent • Advice follows latest police figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)

“Criminals are everywhere, but security labels will keep your laptops, MacBooks, mobile phones and other gadgets safe and sound. Simply buy

Whatishealthandsafety.co.uk has urged property owners to safeguard their belongings following a rise in opportunistic thefts. According to the latest police figures, which were published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for the first time, thefts from homes and other businesses went up by five per cent between 2010 and 2011.

Although there’s been an overall reduction in crime throughout the UK, robbery offences have risen – prompting the online resource to take action. Health and safety experts have encouraged people to protect their valuables and have advised them to invest in asset tags from a reputable company.

Matt Hornsby, a spokesman for the website said: “Whether you live in a large country manor house, or a small city flat, it’s essential to look after your belongings. Criminals are everywhere, but security labels will keep your laptops, MacBooks, mobile phones and other gadgets safe and sound. Simply buy them in bulk, apply them to your most-treasured equipment and make life difficult for thieves.”

He added: “Asset tags will help you keep track of your property and should deter people from breaking the law. Criminals are less likely to pinch items if they think they can be traced, so pop a small adhesive on anything valuable. Tamper-evident tags, in particular, leave a nasty stain when removed, making stolen goods harder to resell. They can be bought for a great price and sit neatly on a wide range of surfaces, so they’re worth buying.”

Commenting on the recent statistics Deputy Chief Constable Douglas Paxton, of the Association of Chief Police Officers said:

“The latest crime statistics show the on-going determination of the service to reduce crime, protect the public and improve confidence. The reduction in crime and rise in public confidence are being achieved alongside on-going efforts to secure significant cash savings and efficiencies within the police service.

“However there has been increases in opportunistic thefts and robbery offences and police forces are continuing their efforts to work with partners and the public to prevent these offences. “

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