Find crime prevention resources & tips

Welcome to our page dedicated to keeping you safe from crime! Here, you'll find easy-to-understand resources and tips to help you protect yourself and your community. From simple tricks to stay secure to helpful guides on what to do in emergencies, we've got you covered. Explore our collection to learn how to keep safe and prevent crime in your daily life.

  1. Common scams

Protect yourself from common scams and frauds by learning how to recognize and avoid them.

Protect yourself with these tips →

  1. Home security tips

By far, the mose common threat to your home is burglary. Learn to protect your home with tips found here. 

Keep your home secure →

Learn about crime prevention through environmental design →

  1. Identity theft tips & resources

Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in the nation! It is best defined as the illegal possession or use of your personal information to obtain credit, goods or services, work, benefits, access your existing accounts or even commit crimes using your name.

Learn more and get resources here →

  1. Income tax fraud

Income tax fraud is one of the fastest growing types of Identity Theft and the most difficult to prevent.

Learn how to prevent income tax fraud here →

  1. Internet crimes & complaints

Unless you have suffered a financial loss and a police report is required for insurance purposes, report all internet crimes or suspected scams to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.

Learn more & contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center here →

  1. Personal security

By taking a few simple precautions, you can reduce the risk to yourself, and also discourage those who commit crime. 

Avoid becoming a victim of crime →

  1. Preventing arson & vandalism

Arson and vandalism have devastating financial and emotional effects on a business. Owners and employees need to be on alert.

Help curb these crimes against your business → 

  1. Preventing robbery

Robbery is a crime "against the person" and a frightening experience. It can result in injury or even death to the victim. 

Protect your business & employees →

  1. Preventing sexual assault

You can take an active role in increasing your safety or the safety of those you care about. While there's no way to eliminate the chance that something may happen, there are strategies that may reduce your risk or give you the confidence to step in to prevent a sexual assault.

Take steps to reduce your risk →

  1. Prevent vehicle theft

Most cars are taken by amateurs who can be stopped fairly easily. Protect your car against this type of crime by following sensible precautions. 

Learn about vehicle security →

  1. Protecting yourself & others from hate crimes

In California, you can be a victim of a hate crime if you have been targeted because of your: race or ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or your association with a person or group with one or more of these "actual" or "perceived" characteristics.

Speak out against hate & intolerance →

  1. Safety tips for tenants

Guidelines to help tenants identify which property owners and properties are least inviting to the criminal element. By being selective you are rewarding the crime prevention efforts of good property owners, and you are rewarding yourself with a safe, crime-free and healthy environment. 

Use these principles for crime prevention →

  1. Tips for seniors

Senior can learn how to protect themselves from crime by following these simple suggestions.

Share these tips with your neighbors and friends →

  1. Security while on vacation

Vacation is a time for fun and relaxation. Don't let yours be ruined by crime. 

Follow these crime prevention tips →