Crime in Chorleywood has dropped in recent months according to the village community support officers.
The news was revealed at the Chorleywood Residents’ Association’s annual general meeting last month which delighted those who attended.
PCSO’s Jessica Hill and Dean Redhead revealed that burglaries and vehicle crimes had both reduced in the area when compared to previous months in the 2019 year.
Despite the increase in antisocial behaviour from 97 crimes to 140 in the Three Rivers district, Chorleywood had decreased.
The officers however warned residents about the issue of ‘cuckooing’ which has been reported in surrounding areas.
Cuckooing is a form of crime where drug dealers or criminals take over the home of a vulnerable person in order to use it to boost their criminal activity.
Despite the reduction in burglaries in the village, officers advised residents about techniques and devices which can deter potential burglars or thieves from your property.
The new device, RING doorbell, has been a very popular method of increasing security at your home from the front door. When the doorbell picks up movement in front of the property, it notifies the home owner and live streams the footage and records it.
Officers stated that this device does stop burglars from targeting your property.
They also suggested timer lights work when no one is in the home as it makes out that someone is in by turning lights on and off at specific times throughout the day.