HC Deb 05 March 1987 vol 111 cc686-7W
31. Dr. McDonald

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals he has to reduce the incidence of burglary and vandalism in Thurrock.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

Our whole range of guidance arid advice on good crime prevention practice applies to burglary and vandalism in Thurrock. We have issued guidance to local authority chief executives and chief officers of police on local crime prevention practice, including anti-vandalism campaigns. The majority of domestic burglaries are opportunist crimes which would be less likely to occur if householders ensured that their premises were properly secured. Even relatively simple, low-cost precautions will deter the opportunist.

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