Category Archives: Crime prevention

COVID 19 Track & Trace Scam

This is from Facebook so the usual caveats apply but it rings true.

“PLEASE SHARE THIS FAR AND WIDE ESP TELL ALL OLDER PEOPLE YOU KNOW!!
It’s a SCAM but will get lots of less savvy people …And so it begins!

Just to let you know these phone calls are going round.

‘Good morning, I’m calling from the NHS track and trace service. According to our system, you are likely to have been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. This means that you now need to self-isolate for 7 days and take a COVID-19 test.’

‘OK. Can you tell me who that person was?’

‘I’m not able to tell you that. That is confidential information.’

‘Right. Um… so ….’

‘But you do need to be tested within the next 72 hours. So can I just get the best mailing address so that we can send a kit to you?’

‘OK (gives address)’

‘Thank you – and I just need to take a payment card so that we can finalise this and send the kit to you.’

‘Sorry – a payment card? I thought this was all free?’

‘No – I’m afraid not. There is a one-off fee of £50 for the kit, and test results. Could you read off the long card number for me, please, when you’re ready.’

‘No – that’s not right. This is part of the NHS so there’s no charge.’

‘I’m afraid there is. Can you give me the card number please – this is very important, and there are penalties for not complying.’

Puts phone down.

This is how scammers work. And vulnerable people will fall for it.”

Crime in Rugby Road

From a resident:-
“We saw a new LED street light with a recharging box on it in Rugby Road being vandalised
today, and photographed what appeared to be 2 young men on bicycles who were doing it –
they must have unscrewed the cover and appeared to cut one or more wires with snips before
we saw them reattaching the cover. In broad daylight. Have you heard of any similar reports?
We have reported to the council and police.”
This could be preparatory to a burglary so please be careful and share it with your neighbours.

Recent Crime in Springfield Road

From a resident:-

“In the early hours of Sunday morning (14 June) several houses and cars in Springfield Road were daubed with offensive graffiti, including swastikas, and some damage was done to front gardens. This was reported to the police. Local residents worked together to remove the graffiti.  The identity of the perpetrators is unknown but they are believed to be three teenage boys. They are also believed to have returned to Springfield Road on the night of 15/16 June.

The graffiti included three names, but it is not clear whether these were the names of the perpetrators. Police are asking for CCTV evidence.

If anyone has any CCTV footage of this, or any other relevant information, please contact Simon French of Sussex Police, irc@sussex.pnn.police.uk “.

 

Graffiti Strategy Zoom Meeting

From Allan Grainger, The Brighton Society.

“The Brighton Society will be hosting a Zoom meeting with various Residents Associations and Councillors to ask questions and find solutions to eradicate graffiti, which is blighting our city. We plan to host the meeting on Monday 18th May at 2:30am. Two people from each group will be the maximum allowed to attend. The Brighton Society has put together a graffiti strategy that might help as a basis for discussion. This can be found on our website:

https://www.brighton-society.org.uk/the-brighton-society-graffiti-strategy/

If you would like to take part in this important conversation email us at: admin@brighton-society.org.uk

If you are not familiar with Zoom and need assistance please email us.

Regards

Allan”

Presumably the timing should be 2:30 pm. If any members wish to participate please reply to this post so we can comply with the attendance limit.

Reported Crime Statistics February 2020

Sussex Police have released reported crime statistics for February 2020, the latest figures available.

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Here is a brief summary of the crime information for the past two months:

January 2020 February 2020
All crime 56 89
Anti-social behaviour 15 27
Bicycle theft 1 3
Burglary 4 13
Criminal damage and arson 2 4
Drugs 2 3
Other crime 3 1
Other theft 4 8
Possession of weapons 0 0
Public order 4 6
Robbery 0 1
Shoplifting 1 0
Theft from the person 1 2
Vehicle crime 5 2
Violence and sexual offences 14 19

Please visit https://www.police.uk/shape/AnxkDj/ for more information including outcomes for these crimes and contact information for your local policing team.

Reported Crime Statistics January 2020

Sussex Police have released reported crime statistics for January 2020, the latest figures available.

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Here is a brief summary of the crime information for the past two months:

December 2019 January 2020
All crime 39 56
Anti-social behaviour 10 15
Bicycle theft 0 1
Burglary 1 4
Criminal damage and arson 0 2
Drugs 0 2
Other crime 1 3
Other theft 2 4
Possession of weapons 1 0
Public order 4 4
Robbery 0 0
Shoplifting 0 1
Theft from the person 0 1
Vehicle crime 4 5
Violence and sexual offences 16 14

Please visit https://www.police.uk/shape/AnxkDj/ for more information including outcomes for these crimes and contact information for your local policing team.

Reported Crime Statistics December 2019

Sussex Police have released reported crime statistics for December 2019, the latest figures available.

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Here is a brief summary of the crime information for the past two months:

November 2019 December 2019
All crime 84 39
Anti-social behaviour 21 10
Bicycle theft 3 0
Burglary 6 1
Criminal damage and arson 6 0
Drugs 0 0
Other crime 3 1
Other theft 4 2
Possession of weapons 0 1
Public order 4 4
Robbery 8 0
Shoplifting 2 0
Theft from the person 0 0
Vehicle crime 7 4
Violence and sexual offences 20 16

Please visit https://www.police.uk/shape/AnxkDj/ for more information including outcomes for these crimes and contact information for your local policing team.

Reported Crime Statistics November 2019

Sussex Police have released reported crime statistics for November 2019, the latest figures available.

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Here is a brief summary of the crime information for the past two months:

October 2019 November 2019
All crime 76 84
Anti-social behaviour 20 21
Bicycle theft 0 3
Burglary 8 6
Criminal damage and arson 11 6
Drugs 2 0
Other crime 1 3
Other theft 4 4
Possession of weapons 2 0
Public order 6 4
Robbery 3 8
Shoplifting 0 2
Theft from the person 1 0
Vehicle crime 7 7
Violence and sexual offences 11 20

Please visit https://www.police.uk/shape/AnxkDj/ for more information including outcomes for these crimes and contact information for your local policing team.

Reported Crime Statistics October 2019

Sussex Police have released reported crime statistics for October 2019, the latest figures available.

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Here is a brief summary of the crime information for the past two months:

September 2019 October 2019
All crime 69 76
Anti-social behaviour 15 20
Bicycle theft 3 0
Burglary 4 8
Criminal damage and arson 7 11
Drugs 2 2
Other crime 1 1
Other theft 4 4
Possession of weapons 0 2
Public order 5 6
Robbery 2 3
Shoplifting 0 0
Theft from the person 0 1
Vehicle crime 11 7
Violence and sexual offences 15 11

Please visit https://www.police.uk/shape/AnxkDj/ for more information including outcomes for these crimes and contact information for your local policing team.

Reported Crime Statistics September 2019

Sussex Police have released reported crime statistics for August 2019, the latest figures available.

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Here is a brief summary of the crime information for the past two months:

August 2019 September 2019
All crime 120 68
Anti-social behaviour 14 15
Bicycle theft 3 3
Burglary 5 4
Criminal damage and arson 7 7
Drugs 47 2
Other crime 3 1
Other theft 3 3
Possession of weapons 0 0
Public order 6 5
Robbery 0 2
Shoplifting 0 0
Theft from the person 4 0
Vehicle crime 9 11
Violence and sexual offences 19 15

Please visit https://www.police.uk/shape/AnxkDj/ for more information including outcomes for these crimes and contact information for your local policing team.