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Does having a mental health problem make you violent?

Written by RSS Poster Crimestoppers on the 01st February 2018 at 17:41 - Posted in Police Blogs

In recent years we’ve seen an enormous shift in public attitudes on mental health, and thankfully this has increased our national understanding and openness. More people than ever feel comfortable talking about mental health. In fact, since Time to Change – the anti-stigma campaign run in partnership by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness – began in 2007, there has been a 9.6 per cent improvement in public attitudes. That’s 4.1m people with more positive views on mental health. But for all the...
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Relax and be safe at Christmas

Written by RSS Poster Crimestoppers on the 21st December 2017 at 9:42 - Posted in Police Blogs

With the holiday season in full swing, our Chief Executive Mark Hallas shares some thoughts on the past twelve months and the coming year… Merry Christmas to you all! It’s great to have a spare moment to write this blog and pause for reflection. The joy of this time of year is being able to spend some quality time with family and friends: to slow the pace, recharge and prepare for the coming year. It’s been an eventful 2017 – not only in the UK and across the world – but also at the charity...
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How to have a safer night out?

Written by RSS Poster Crimestoppers on the 20th December 2017 at 8:38 - Posted in Police Blogs

Whilst having a good night out will be at the forefront of your mind, make sure you stay safe. Sadly, when people don’t take their safety seriously they can end up a victim of crime, such as being attacked or mugged. By taking on board these top tips on staying safe you’ll go some way to help yourself have a great time whilst out and about. 7 safety tips for nights out Safety in numbers: Always stay within the group. By remaining close to the people you trust and know well, you’ll reduce the...
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From Criminal Minds to criminology to Crimestoppers: Katrine’s experience

Written by RSS Poster Crimestoppers on the 14th December 2017 at 17:05 - Posted in Police Blogs

My name’s Katrine, and I’m a on a student placement at Crimestoppers. I’m originally from Norway. The winters in northern Norway are quite different to those here in England. What Brits call cold, we call summer – and what they call dark, we call cosy. One key element to surviving a northern winter is binge-watching television shows. We snuggle up on the sofa with a blanket and a nice cup of tea to watch television programmes for days. My favourites are crime dramas. From Criminal Minds...
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Think Crimestoppers This Christmas

Written by RSS Poster Crimestoppers on the 01st December 2017 at 12:33 - Posted in Police Blogs

This December we are urging people to ‘Think Crimestoppers this Christmas’ by offering advice and tips on how to keep safe through the season.  We will be posting crime prevention and safety awareness tips via social media to help protect you, your valuables, car, and house. Each week will be themed and we are looking at areas such as shopping, personal safety, travelling and partying. Christmas is a happy time of year, but it can quickly turn sour if crime takes place. You can give Crimestoppers...
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Why a work placement made me feel Crimestoppers is like the Bat Signal!

Written by RSS Poster Crimestoppers on the 16th November 2017 at 11:03 - Posted in Police Blogs

Stephen, a student at a south London school, joined us recently here at Crimestoppers for a two-week work placement. Here, he tells us how it went – and why Crimestoppers is more like the Bat Signal than Batman! Are you looking for a work placement? Are you like me a few months before writing this and have no idea what to do for work experience? Do you want to work for a major charity? Have you watched too many shows about serial killers on Netflix and want to know what working in a place that...
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Giving a voice to communities everywhere: International Day of Charity

Written by RSS Poster Crimestoppers on the 05th September 2017 at 14:41 - Posted in Police Blogs

There are thousands of great charities working day and night, all doing their best to respond to the needs of others. So having a day to pause momentarily and mark the crucial role of our charity in helping improve the lives of others is something we feel is really important. This is only the fourth such UN-sponsored day, and this year they’re asking us to focus on poverty that persists, not just in developing countries, but also in wealthier nations. Offering hopes to millions Unfortunately, crime...
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7 ways to stay safe at Notting Hill Carnival

Written by RSS Poster Crimestoppers on the 25th August 2017 at 11:58 - Posted in Police Blogs

Europe’s biggest street party, Notting Hill Carnival returns this weekend. It’s one of the most anticipated events of the summer where you can expect to see steel bands, flamboyant costumes and experience great food and entertainment. Taking place on August 26,27 & 28, most of the festival’s two million plus revellers will have a safe and enjoyable visit to London. Make sure your carnival experience is as positive as it can be with our 7 safety tips: Night tube? Taxi? Bus? Plan your route...
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My journey to a career in crime prevention

Written by RSS Poster Crimestoppers on the 17th August 2017 at 11:48 - Posted in Police Blogs

Nina volunteers for Crimestoppers in our central office and also volunteers regularly with her local magistrates’ court. Here she talks to us about her interest in crime prevention. I’ve been volunteering at Crimestoppers for a few months now to get an insight into how the British justice system works, but the idea of becoming a criminologist has captivated me since I was 16. I think it runs in the family: one of my grandparents used to be chief of Skopje police station in Macedonia! When I lived...
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Reducing the risk of cyber-crime: What can you do?

Written by RSS Poster Crimestoppers on the 06th July 2017 at 16:27 - Posted in Police Blogs

Hacks on computer systems in businesses, universities and public services have shown the world the serious impact that cyber-crime can have. Cyber-crime isn’t just a problem for big companies; it’s important that we all take steps to reduce our risk when we use online services at home, when travelling, and at work. Most of us will have robust security in our homes: 82% of households have double locks or deadlocks on their doors and 89% have window locks[1], and yet, when it comes to online security,...
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