Footprint flyer for securing homes

A campaign to reduce the number of sneak-in burglaries in Derbyshire has been launched by police.

Officers from Safer Neighbourhood Teams will be patrolling the streets with crime prevention flyers targeting unoccupied houses with windows that have been left open. The flyer – shaped like a footprint – bears the message: ‘You have left your home insecure’.

Officers hope the campaign will make people more security conscious, and that f riends and family will help spread the crime prevention message. In more than half of the incidents reported, burglars have gained access through open windows and unlocked doors.