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Top safety tips to beat crime

Don't be a statistic. Staying safe is all about following a few common-sense guidelines. Read the following tips, which could make all the difference:
  • Many burglaries happen when a door or window has been left open - in a private home or flat, lock up whenever you go out, with deadbolts if you have them.
  • In a hall of residence, be careful who you let in or who follows you into the building - lock your bedroom door even if you are only going down the corridor.
  • Robbers pursue an easy target - walk in groups at night, travel by taxi or stay over with friends, your safety is more important than the cab fare home!
  • If possible, use cash-machines during the day - put your card and cash away and be vigilant - never write down your PIN.
  • Keep cards and chequebooks separately - note down your card details so you can cancel them quickly

Always lock your car and put valuables out of sight - never leave the keys in the ignition even when paying for petrol 

After a night out, arrange to go home with friends, or in a taxi. To prevent spiking, don't leave drinks unattended 

Be vigilant when using your mobile phone - if your phone is stolen, call your network or 08701 123 123 to immobilise it 

Protect yourself with insurance - keep lists of the make, model and serial numbers of your electronic items to help police track them down if they are stolen. Mark your property with the initials of your university and your student ID number - this makes it harder for a burglar to sell stolen goods and can help the police to return items to you Endsleigh have created some useful information about protecting your belongings while studying at University on their website, The Hub from Endsleigh

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