DON'T BECOME A VICTIM OF CAR CRIME THIS SPRING
Dorset Police is offering the public crime prevention advice to reduce car crime this spring.
Last spring, during the months of March, April and May, thefts from vehicles rose by 14.28% (105 offences) in Dorset.
To help ensure there is not another increase this year, Dorset Police is offering practical crime prevention advice.
Safer Neighbourhood Team Inspector, Les Fry, said: "This is a type of crime that can be prevented. If you leave anything on display in your car it is an open invitation to a thief.
"There is only one way to prevent property being stolen from your car, and that is to leave it at home, or take it with you."
Mr Mark Harper, a Dorset Police Crime Prevention and Design advisor, said: "We used to suggest that anything of value should be put into the car boot, however with split rear seats and boot release catches in the cockpit, this can no longer be the advice.
"The only way to ensure that nothing is stolen from your car is to leave nothing in it; even the modern car is easy to break into."