General Crime Overview
Below is the list of West Wickham MOPAC 7 crimes reported in June 2017:
Violence with injury (1) Dementia sufferer assulted neighbour
Theft from a person (0)
Theft from Motor Vehicle (4) Langley Way x 2 tools, Pickhurst Rise tools, Copse Avenue travel bag
Theft of Motor Vehicle (2) Cheyne Park Drive, Corkscrew Hil
Criminal damage (4) unattended car scratched, car damaged as a result of road rage. vehicle
ignition wires damaged, house window smashed by owners son.
Burglary (6) Residential – Pickhurst Rise x 2, Beckenham Road, Rose Walk . Non residential – .
Wickham chase and Corkscrew Hill
Crime prevention and Relevant News
Burglars don’t want to be seen or heard ensure you use the security you have installed.
Install a visible intruder alarm system with an active bell box – both front and rear of the
– Ensure access to the side and rear of the property is restricted (lockable gates). In the case
of flats the communal door must be secured.
– Security lights should be fitted to the front, side and rear to increase visibility as they are an
– Where door locks are operated by lifting the handle, use the key to double lock the door and
take the key out; remember Lift-Lock-Remove.
– An internal letterbox shield will prevent keys being fished through the letterbox.
– Close and lock all of your doors and windows.
– Protect valuables by property marking/photographing and recording the serial numbers. This
increases the chances of your property being recovered and bringing the offender to justice.
– Use automatic timer-switches to turn a light on after dark so that your home appears
occupied. This is particularly important during the winter months when the days are much
– Communal doors and other multi occupancy buildings must be secured to prevent people
tailgating. Make sure you know who you are letting in.
Please do not leave valuables on display in your cars and ensure your vehicle is locked and the
windows are fully closed when it is left unattended.
Motorcycles not garaged should be secured overnight to anchor point if one is available.