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Crime prevention

Information about crime prevention in your local area

Crime prevention in your local area

You can greatly reduce the chances of yourself or your family becoming a victim of crime, by taking some simple precautions.

For free information on crime safety please contact the Community Safety Team at King's Lynn Police Station 01553 691211.

Alternatively, you can visit the Norfolk Constabulary website where you can find out what's happening in your area. And you can print off and fill in your own crime prevention survey.

To find out about approved security products visit the Sold Secure website. A member of the Master Locksmiths Association can recommend or fit any Sold Secure approved products.

If someone should enter your premises, you're able to use reasonable force to protect yourself and your family. For further guidance, please see our guidance leaflet, 'Householders and the Use of Force Against Intruders'. This can be found at the bottom of this page.

Personal Safety

Be alert, look out for yourself. For tips on personal safety visit the Suzy Lamplugh Trust website.


You can contact the Homewatch co-ordinator on 01553 776447 if:

  • you wish to find out if your home is in a Homewatch area
  • you're interested in joining or setting up a Homewatch scheme

You can also visit the Neighbourhood Watch website to find out more.

Reporting crime

You should always report any crime to the police, even if you don't expect the police to attend, or don't wish to make an insurance claim. This is so crimes can be correctly recorded, and helps resources be placed where they're needed. You can obtain more information from our leaflet 'Crime and Your Community'. This can be found at the bottom of this page.

If you have been a victim and feel that you need someone to talk to, or you need to know what to do next, visit the Victim Support website. Or call 0300 303 0165 where trained volunteers can offer help and support.

If you witness criminal activity, including drug dealing, you should inform the police. Or you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. Your call will not be recorded and you'll not be asked for any personal details. In addition, you may be able to claim a reward. Alternatively, visit the Crimestoppers website.

In an emergency, call 999.

For all non-emergencies, you can call Norfolk Constabulary on 101.