Bermuda is a place that usually conjures up images of sun, sea and relaxation. While this isn’t far from the truth, the island is also suffering from a growing gang problem. To combat the fear, crime and disruption this brings to Bermuda’s communities, the government has launched a ‘Stop the Violence’ campaign for 2023. Read on to find out more about the problem and how the programme will help. Violence in Bermuda Historically, Bermuda has not been a dangerous country. But in the last two decades, gang-related
Neighbourhood Watch schemes have become instrumental in giving people a sense of control, safety and togetherness. Providing extra ‘eyes and ears’ for a community, these schemes have a number of benefits, from allaying fears to building a community spirit. Read on to find out more. 1. Preventing local crime and disorder Information is the essential ingredient when it comes to neighbourhood watch groups. Whether it’s a concerned community member contacting Crime Stoppers or neighbours spreading the latest on robberies in the area – keeping everyone informed
It’s been proven that displaying security signs can reduce the chances of crime. A study carried out by the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice (RSCJ) concluded that security signs, which show properties have alarms, greatly affect a criminal’s decision to target a particular property or carry out a crime. So not only would potential intruders move on from their intended target, they aren’t likely to try again nearby instead, leading to lower crime rates in the neighbourhood. What types of crime can be deterred? Crime such
We’ve all been there when it comes to anonymous tips. You know something about a criminal or even see a crime taking place. But you’re not sure whether it’s the right call. Will you be truly anonymous? Will the tip even help?
Public help in solving crimes is essential. The local police and organisations like Crime Stoppers rely heavily on information from their communities to help them investigate and make sense of any evidence. That small thing you witnessed could be the vital piece of information that will enable the perpetrators to be found and prosecuted.