Nationally one in three students are victims of crime while they are at University. It is always wise to take some simple measures to reduce the risk and many crime prevention measures can be put in place before you arrive in Cambridge. Please register your personal property (laptop, iPod, camera, bicycle, mobile phone etc) free of charge on the immobilise property crime website. UK police forces use this site to identify the owners of thousands of lost and stolen goods every day. Other measures are as simple as locking your doors and windows every time you leave your room. If you are intending to use a cycle please remember to bring a robust lock and a good set of working lights, which is a legal requirement after the hours of darkness. A cycle helmet is also strongly recommended. If you are interested to know what your neighbourhood policing team is doing to tackle crime in the area, please sign up to ecops to receive Cambridge Constabulary’s free email newsletter. If you have any further questions or comments please read the Home Office advice on fire safety for students, a newcomer’s guide to policing and the law in Cambridgeshire published by the Cambridgeshire Constabulary and the Suzy Lamplugh advice on personal safety. PC Simon Railer, the University Liaison Officer, would like to welcome you to Cambridge and has produced a student survival checklist to help to keep yourself and your property safe whilst studying at University and a student blog for simple crime prevention advice.
Please also view the College stay safe on a night out video.