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Crime prevention

The Regents Canal and surrounding area is experiencing increased robberies and burglaries and the Bow West Safer Neighbourhood Team, CRT and the Metropolitan Police have issued the following advice to boaters, which is applicable in any urban area:

Don’t make your boat attractive to thieves

Thieves are always on the lookout for easy targets.

Improve your security

Keep a list of serial numbers

Before you go ashore

Always do a quick security check before going ashore:

Be a good neighbour

Get to know other boat owners in your vicinity and work together to keep yourselves secure:

And finally, remember to:

If you have a break-in

Report it to the police (if it’s not reported the Police are unaware) using 999 for an emergency and 101 for non-emergency calls. Check that your boat is still seaworthy and hasn’t been badly damaged. If you can, check that neighbouring boats haven’t been broken into as well.