How safe are my vehicles
A lot of crime is against cars, motorbikes and bicycles, including the theft of vehicles and theft from vehicles. Most of it can be prevented.
- Keep your car keys somewhere out of sight in your home where they aren't visible from windows or doors.
- Lock the doors and close the windows and sun roof when you leave the car - for any length of time.
- Remove satellite navigation devices where possible.
- Number plates are often stolen for criminal use. Use anti-theft screws, available from car accessory stores.
Theft from cars
When you park:
- Try to park somewhere open and well-lit.
- Lock up - including the boot.
- Remember to close the windows and sunroof.
- Do not leave anything on show in your car when you park - not even a coat or empty carrier bag.
- Always lock your bike and set the alarm if it has one.
- When leaving your bike for some time, try to lock it to something secure.
- At home, lock your bike away in a garage or shed.
- Any bike that can not be registered with Department of Transport can be registered with Bikelinc.
Register your bike for free with Bikelinc, a Crime Stoppers WA initiative. This will help Police return it to you if the bike gets stolen.
Take a photo of your bike and keep it with the insurance details. Make a note of the make, model and serial number.
- Always lock your bike, even if you are leaving it for a couple of minutes.
- When parking away from home make sure your bike is locked to a fixed object that can't be lifted or removed.
- Invest in a good quality lock, such as a "D Lock" and always lock your bicycle when not in use, ensuring the lock is tight.
- At home, lock bicycles in a secure garage or shed if you have one, using a good quality "D Lock".
- Secure removed parts (for example, wheels) or take smaller parts with you (for example, lights and quick-release saddles).
- Record all details of your boat and equipment - including serial numbers - and keep in a safe place.
- Mark any valuable items with an engraver or UV pen with your drivers licence number.
- Fit an anti theft device to your trailer.
- Fit a quality lock to your boat.
- Remove all valuable items from your boat when you leave it unattended, including all alcohol.
- Consider fitting a quality alarm to your boat.
- Take your keys with you when leaving the boat.
- Use a key float.