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The police target communities within their force area that have a high number of reported burglaries and thefts. They will also give precedence to vulnerable members of the community.

To see if you are eligible, you should contact your local crime prevention officer.

See the website in related information for suggestions of measures you can take yourself and other tips on home security.

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