Home and garden security

Launch the Thames Valley Police interactive infographic

Launch the Thames Valley Police interactive virtual neighbourhood (opens new window)

Thames Valley Police works hard to reduce burglary offences year on year. There are, however, actions that householders can take to reduce the risk of being burgled further. Often many homes are left unsecured with doors and windows left open or unlocked, which provide easy access for a thief.

The majority of burglaries can be prevented by taking simple security measures. Our interactive virtual neighbourhood shows how aspects of your home security can be improved.

Click on the hotspot areas on the map to identify the potential weak points in security, along with advice on how to strengthen them.

The rest of this Home and Garden Security section provides you with further crime prevention advice that you need to ensure your home is as secure as it can be.