Crime Prevention

This contains valuable information about personal security tips that can help you avoid becoming a crime victim. The Durham Police Department (DPD) believes you can reduce risk to yourself by applying these simple precautions in your daily life.

Durham attracts all types of people and the majority of them are law-abiding. However, you have no way of knowing who is and who is not. For this reason, you must be prepared to protect yourself. The most important thing to remember is criminals often plan their crimes. They look for the right opportunity and the easiest victim. Therefore, your best defense is a personal security plan aimed at reducing the opportunity for criminals to victimize you. The DPD encourages you to practice the following crime prevention measures to increase your personal safety and security.

AT HOME AWAY FROM HOME KEY CONTROL APARTMENTS AND CONDOMINIUMS
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH WALKING DRIVING ATM PUBLIC TRANSPORTION AT WORK OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IF YOU ARE ATTACKED REPORTING A CRIME