Three factors must be present for a crime to occur: desire, ability and opportunity. You can have a significant impact on the last one – opportunity – and reduce crime by following simple crime prevention tips.
There are many things each and every community member can do to reduce the chance of becoming a victim. We have provided some links to crime prevention tips for your home, yourself and your family. We urge you to familiarize yourself with the information provided and to make crime prevention a part of your everyday life.
National Crime Prevention Council
The National Crime Prevention Council’s mission is to be the nation’s leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. To achieve this, NCPC produces tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies, engage community members, and coordinate with local agencies.
McGruff.orgis a website dedicated for kids that want to learn about preventing crime through games, puzzles, and comics.
Neighborhood Watch is a program that encourages communities to help join the fight on crime through becoming familiar with their neighbors and neighborhoods. The National Neighborhood Watch Program provides assistance to law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve by providing technical assistance, resource documents, watch stories, networking, and assistance to the field. National Neighborhood Watch: nnw.org
Please contact the Angels Camp Police Department if you are interested in forming a Neighborhood Watch group in your neighborhood.