A former burglar has joined forces with West Midlands Police to help keep students safe.
In a hard hitting film, backed by the region’s universities, Chris speaks candidly about this past offending and how he deliberately targeted student homes because “they’re a soft touch.”
Laptops containing vital coursework, mobiles with friends’ contact details, wages from part-time jobs and a host of other items were all considered fair game for the one-time career criminal who openly admits that he never once thought of his victims and showed “no remorse”.
The film is part of the force’s continued efforts to drive burglary down even further to new record lows and has been shown at universities in Birmingham Coventry and Wolverhampton on a giant mobile TV screen.
Students can get safety advice specific to their situation at: www.saferstudents.co.uk
For free and easy to follow home security tips, visit: www.safer-homes.org
Burglary across the West Midlands is down almost 16 per cent this year (2012). That’s 1,369 fewer victims of burglary when compared to the same period (April - October) 2011.