The chances of becoming a victim of violent crime, such as
muggings or street thefts etc, in St.Helens are relatively low. But
there are still a few common sense precautions you can take to
reduce the risk of becoming a victim - most of which you will
probably do anyway!
•Don't leave a purse or wallet on a shopping counter
•Don't carry large amounts of money on your person.
•Carry a personal alarm, whistle or noise making device, and
use it to draw attention to yourself if you are in danger.
•If you carry a handbag, keep it close to the front of your
•If someone is acting suspiciously, closely following you, head for
bright lights and people and call the police.
What are we doing?
•Continuing to support partners undertaking initiatives
including the distribution of purse straps and bells to town
•Raising awareness about personal safety
•Providing reassurance and high visibility Policing in vulnerable
locations to act as a deterrent
•Delivering personal safety messages to community groups by
•Safer Schools Officers are working with young people to promote