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Vehicle crime is one of our current locally identified priorities in South Northamptonshire.

Across the area a number vehicles have been targeted, particularly vans, however there is no specific pattern, making it difficult to focus our resources on one specific area.

We are patrolling in both marked and unmarked vehicles and we are working with our colleagues from neighbouring forces who are experiencing similar issues. We are also using overt and covert tactics to address this rising issue. Northamptonshire isn't unique in the rise in vehicle crime.

You can help us by what we call 'target hardening', vehicle crime is performed by well organised opportunists, the public are still:

  • Leaving cars unlocked
  • Leaving items on display
  • Leaving vehicle running and unattended whilst defrosting.
  • This crimes are easily prevented with some basic measures that cost nothing, except maybe a little time.

    Further vehicle related crime prevention advice can be found on our website.


    PCSO Matt Taylor

    South Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Team

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