Lock Down Crime in Midlothian launched
Midlothian residents are being urged to safeguard their properties in order to reduce house breakings in the county as part of the new ‘Lock Down Crime’ campaign.
The Midlothian Community Safety Partnership which includes Midlothian Council and Police Scotland are raising awareness of crime prevention by informing local residents about the best ways to help eradicate the ongoing threat of house breakings.
Over the past six months, there have been 80 reported house breakings to homes and 141 to garden sheds and garages in Midlothian – the aim of ‘Lock Down Crime’ is to reduce that number and ensure residents are more vigilant.
The campaign launched with a roadshow event staged at Dobbies Garden Centre in Lasswade where members of the team engaged with customers, shared advice and information plus demonstrated straightforward solutions to prevent burglaries.
Midlothian’s Crime Prevention Officer, Constable Iain Jeffrey said: “The aim of the Lock Down Crime campaign is ultimately to make Midlothian a safer place and reduce the chances of its residents becoming a victim of housebreaking”.
“These recent figures illustrate housebreaking is a major issue in our county and hopefully the campaign will help raise awareness of crime prevention methods”.
“Lock Down Crime encourages residents to think twice about the importance of safeguarding their property and something as simple as having a night time closing and locking routine or installing a new lock will not only give them peace of mind, but also secure their home.”
The next Lock Down Crime in Midlothian roadshow is scheduled for Tesco Superstore at Dalkeith on Monday 21 November, residents are encouraged to visit the campaign’s website page for further information and up to date times; www.midlothian.gov.uk/lock-down-crime