Quickly exit this site by pressing the Escape key
Leave this site
Skip to main content
Skip to main navigation
This site is a beta, which means it's a work in progress and we'll be adding more to it over the next few weeks. Your feedback helps us make things better, so please let us know what you think.
Back to Report
Back to Tell us about
Back to Apply or register
Back to Request
Back to Thanks and complaints
We use 'doorstep crime' to describe distraction burglary and rogue trading.
Offenders knock on the door pretending to be someone else. They may then:
If it's an emergency, call 999 now.
If you're not sure, don't open the door.
You can also provide information to the independent Crimestoppers charity if you want to stay anonymous: call them on 0800 555 111.
You can use accessible contact methods to contact us.
In our video below you can see Sarah Cohen, one of our crime prevention advisors, give a short introduction to preventing doorstep crime.
In the video below Sarah also tells you how to identify and prevent courier fraud.
In the video below you can see how one of our Neighbourhood Watch coordinators supports neighbourhood policing teams in Southampton.
Is there a problem with this page?