Newcastle is a great city to live in but you may want to think about protecting yourself, your family and your home. Read more here about how to protect yourself from crime and what to do if the worst happens.
Abuse can take many different forms. It can be emotional, physical, sexual, financial, discriminatory, psychological, organisational, domestic, neglect, self neglect or modern slavery.
Anti-social behaviour can range from dropping litter to serious harassment. It can have a major negative effect on your health and your quality of life.
People who call unexpectedly at your home are not always who they say they are and while you might think you are being rude by refusing someone entry into your home, remember it is your property and your decision whether to invite them in.
Concerned about drug use in your local area? Worried about your own or someone you love’s use of drugs or alcohol? Support and advice is available.
Things to look out for to keep your home and belongings safe
Sensible precautions you can take to make yourself less likely to be the victim of crimes such as fraud or scams. How to report fraud.
A hate incident may be prosecuted as a hate crime if proven.
Attacks from terrorists are on the rise. Important information about how to keep safe and report suspicious activity.
Loan sharks are unlicenced money lenders who often charge very high interest rates and sometimes use threats and violence to frighten people who can’t pay back their loan
Neighbourhood Watches are ran by volunteers to help make sure the area remains safe and to prevent crime. There may be a Neighbourhood Watch in your local area.