Anyone can be a victim, take the steps necessary to help keep yourself safe.
There are many simple steps citizens can take to reduce their risk of becoming a victim of a crime. The Metropolitan Police Department and other city groups also offer a number of services to assist residents in crime prevention.
Burglary: A person commits the crime of burglary if he/she knowingly enters unlawfully or knowingly remains unlawfully in a building or inhabitable structure for the purpose of committing a crime therein. Burglary Prevention Tips
Identity Theft: when a criminal uses another person’s personal information to take on that person’s identity. Identity theft is much more than misuse of a Social Security number- it can also include credit card and mail fraud. Identity Theft Prevention Tips
Street robberies can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Street Robbery Prevention Tips
Vehicle Break-Ins: Car breaks are an internationally common crime, and St. Louis is not immune to them. Vehicle Break-in Prevention Tips
Protection during the Holiday Season: Random crime is a reality in any large city neighborhood. Criminals especially prey on shoppers, who are often distracted and carrying valuable gifts or purses. Holiday Crime PreventionTips
Beware of Phone Scammers: Scammers are in full force this season, don’t be a victim; know what to expect.
Outsmarting Smart Phone Thieves: iPhones and other smartphones are a necessity to many people. They are also valuable to thieves. Protect your phone by using these tips
Handling Panhandlers: panhandling 101, whats illegal and tips on how to avoid.
All tips have been compiled by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Ninth District Community Outreach