Vehicle crime – what you need to know:
Valuables – Don’t advertise to thieves, keep all valuables and documents out of sight or take them from the vehicle when leaving.
Engine off – Never leave an unattended car running or your keys in the engine, no matter how long you will be away from the car.
Help others – Encourage people in your neighbourhood to take these same steps to secure their vehicles.
Insure everything – always use a valid insurance provider to guarantee that you have a valid policy.
Check your property – write the registration number on the car stereo, engine and bike frame, which will make those parts easier to trace if stolen.
Lock your vehicle doors. If you've got a bike lock also get a secure bike lock to deter thieves.
Evaluate each situation – before you leave your vehicle or property, you may need to change or adapt your security.
Vehicle crime is crime of opportunity
Remember it can be prevented