Leeds, Bradford and Nottingham have a large student population which is part of a wider community of individuals. Just as in the wider community students can be targeted by opportunistic criminals. Among young people students are statistically more likely to be victims of crime. Opportunistic crimes are the most common, e.g. sneak burglaries through open windows or doors left unlocked whilst you just 'nip upstairs.' There are steps you can take to keep yourself, your belongings and your home safe.
The link below gives lots of good information, hints and tips about personal and home security;
If you are unlucky and have been a victim of crime, you should:
Once you have reported the incident to the Police, you need to let Unipol know, either by contacting your Housing Manager or the Tenancy Support & Wellbeing Coordinator. They will take some details from you and keep a record of the incident, they may also need to liaise with the Police regarding specific or serious incidents.
There are dedicated police liaison officers whom you can contact in confidence if you need some advice, wish to follow up on a crime or have any crime prevention concerns.
Each University has a dedicated police officer who can give you advice, updates and information.
Leeds Beckett University students can contact PC Mark Fox (Student Liason Officer) on Mark.Fox@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
University of Leeds students should contact PC Becky Hurrell (Higher Education Police Officer for University of Leeds) on R.Hurrell@leeds.ac.uk
We recommend students sign up to Immobilise- the worlds largest free property register. This is used to register all your valuable possessions and if they are stolen it is much easier for the police to track them down. Click here for more information about immobilise.
For information, hints and tips and support available, use the link below for Unipol's Tenancy Support Guide