Crimestoppers suggest that it is estimated that in the UK, there is a burglary every 40 seconds, and when the clocks go back, the number of break-ins rises by a third.

With Christmas approaching it is important for residents to stay resilient and alert as it is so easy for them to become a target as we approach darker winter nights.


According to an article by Express, Salford ranked 8th in the worst cities for safety and well-being, making it even more so important for precautions to be taken.

Although at Christmas a peak in theft is seen, it has come to light that Greater Manchester Police record a higher total number of crimes and a higher crime rate per 1,000 people than any other Northwest County with 120,557 theft offences over the course of one year based upon research by Churchill group.

Police Jurisdiction statistics for the North West

Ways in which Salford residents can change this statistic is by taking precautions in order to protect themselves, their home and their community during the festive period.



The Salford Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is made up of public and private agencies each with their part to play in reducing crime and disorder in Salford, they have recently published a three year strategy 2020-2023.

The published document states;

“The overarching aim of the Community Safety Partnership is to build safer, stronger,
more resilient communities in Salford and reduce the fear of crime..”

“It is the duty of all citizens to play their part in building safer, stronger more resilient

It also recognises that;
“community members can contribute by reporting community safety issues, supporting
criminal justice agencies, and by taking responsibility for their personal safety and
the safety of others.”

For more advice on how to stay safe: GMP- Crime Prevention

If you need to report a crime visit: GMP- Report-a-crime or call 101

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