Caravan crime continues to decrease

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Caravan crime in Lincolnshire is continuing to drop thanks to the hard work by members from the Lincolnshire Coast’s Caravan Park Watch Scheme.

Now the summer season is nearing its end, the team will be working closely with owners to ensure that caravans are secure for winter and the risk of becoming a victim of crime is reduced.

Since the scheme started in 2014, a number of policies have been introduced, including the removal of valuable items from caravans and an information-sharing agreement which allows police to share details about people known to be involved in burglaries.

Coast Inspector Andy Morrice said: “Our coastal area has one of the highest densities of caravans in Europe yet it is one of the safest places to own a holiday home. During the last winter period, we saw a 45 per cent reduction in crime compared to the previous year’s closed season, and the Caravan Park Watch scheme continues to go from strength to strength.”