Whilst this year’s Christmas might be a little different due to the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemic, South Wales Police’s annual Christmas crime prevention campaign once again aims to help you keep you, your family and your property safe in the lead up to Christmas. Our campaign will run during December, with information and advice to help you and your family.

We will be stepping up efforts to help protect residents from becoming victims of crime and deter offenders – and to raise awareness of the steps you can take to minimise the risk of becoming a victim of crime during the festive period. See our tips below and look out for our police colleagues across south Wales who will be out and about engaging with residents to help keep them safe.

We have also developed a fun children’s festive activity pack which you can download and print. Click on the image below!

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Crime Prevention Advice and Guidance


There's no better sight than seeing all your presents sat underneath the Christmas tree!  

But you're not the only ones who think so; thieves target homes with gifts and valuables on show.

Find out how you can protect your home and your possessions via this link.


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Christmas can be a lonely and difficult for many and 2020 has been particularly difficult for many people due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Be a good neighbour and look out for any elderly or vulnerable members of your community. Sometimes a quick hello or the offer to pick somehting up from the shop can really make someone's day. As always please also be mindful of any relevant Coronavirus restrictions in place. 


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Don't make it easy for thieves by leaving the car keys in the ignition to defrost the windscreen. It takes a matter of seconds for a thief to jump in and drive away. Find out more about protecting your vehicle via this link.


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Don't make it easy for thieves. If you're out shopping, look after your bags,and don't leave Christmas gifts on show in a parked vehicle. Click on this link to find out more about keeping your vehicle and belongings safe.


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If you’re lucky enough to get a visit from Father Christmas and you get a bicycle, games console, mobile phone, tablet, headphones, laptop or any other valuable or electronic devices why not register them (for free) at http://immobilise.com.

This site can be used by police to trace the owners of lost or stolen property.



Don't leave the packaging for your Christmas presents outside or on show, as this could advertise to burglars what's in your home.  Click here to find out how you can keep your home and valuables safe.



It can be a busy shopping time leading up to Christmas – please remember to keep your wallet, purse and valuables safe. Don't give thieves the opportunity to spoil your Christmas.

For more crime prevention advice and guidance on a host of subject please visit our crime prevention page.