Area Sees Significant Increase In Residential Burglaries

Main method of entry has been through front sash windows

Contact your local team:

Southfield Ward 020 8721 2946
Acton Central 020 8721 2921
South Acton 020 8649 3574
East Acton 020 8721 2708

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There has been a significant increase in residential burglaries in Ealing Borough particular within Southfield Ward and Acton Central Ward. The main method of entry to premises has been through front sash windows.

The advice given from the crime prevention officer is to:

  • Install sash locks/stops
  • Ensure that front windows can be seen by neighbours / passers by. This can be assisted by trimming hedges etc. which provide cover for burglars
  • Keep curtains and blinds drawn, to prevent would be burglars, peering in, to see if the house is empty
  • Consider installing small window alarms, which are sensitive to tremor movement

Please also note, it has been identified, that UPVC doors are not secure until the key has been turned, activating the whole locking system. Without turning the key, burglars can gain access to your property causing little or no damage.

Your Safer Neighbourhood Team are more than happy to give you further crime prevention advice. They also offer to carry out FREE crime prevention surveys of your homes.

January 16, 2009