National statistics show that if you live in a Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) area, your chance of being burgled reduces making it one of the most successful crime prevention initiatives in the country.
Aims of Neighbourhood Watch
The aim of a NHW:
- Reduce crime and the opportunities for crime
- Help and reassure those who live in fear of crime
- Encourage communities to work closely together with local Police and Authorities
- Encourage community spirit.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is committed to supporting NHW and help is available whether you are looking to start a new group or re-launch an existing group. The Police and other agencies work closely with the council to support NHW groups.
Find out how to set up a new group in your area.