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Victim Free Friday in the Wellington CBD

Victim Free Friday in the Wellington CBD

Wellington Police are issuing a challenge to the community to have the first Victim Free Friday tomorrow.

Last year on the last Friday before Christmas, there were 12 reported crimes in the Wellington CBD, each of which resulted in victims.

Three-quarters of these crimes were dishonesty-related.

Wellington Area Commander Inspector Chris Scahill says "Our goal is to have one day where there will be no victims of crime in the Wellington CBD".

The reporting period for the day will run from midnight to midnight in the Wellington CBD Liquor Ban Area.

"Police will have a strong presence on the city streets and roads throughout summer.

"We've already deployed our summer roster which will see more officers out conducting street patrols in the central city, random breath testing checkpoints and licence premises checks.

"The street patrols will also be supported by the new CCTV monitoring hub in Wellington Central Police Station.

"Today we are launching our top 10 summer safety tips.

"We can prevent crime and victims by encouraging people to take a few simple steps to keep themselves safe.

"We'll be promoting the top 10 tips with our safer city partners including the Wellington City Council, Victim Support and Crimestoppers"

"The big goal is to have less victims of crime. By looking out for yourself and each other we can all play a role in keeping Wellington safe", says Inspector Scahill.

Keeping Wellington safe this Summer

By taking a few simple steps we can prevent crime and keep safe this summer.

Wellington Police top 10 summer safety tips:

1. When you are out in the city, stick with your mates and look out for each other.
2. Be smart with alcohol - pace yourself, eat plenty of food and add water or soft drinks into the mix.
3. Look out for your gear, especially cell phones and bags - never leave them unattended and always have them somewhere you can see them.
4. Always lock your vehicle when it's parked and keep valuables out of sight.
5. If you are heading out of town, make sure your property is secure - lock your doors, windows and garage.
6. Before you get out on the road - get a good night's sleep and give yourself enough time to make the journey including regular breaks.
7. Be a considerate driver, stick to the speed limit and drive to the conditions.
8. Don't drink if you are out on the water and always wear a lifejacket.
9. Always let someone know your travel intentions if you are heading into the great outdoors.
10. If you need assistance or advice, Police will be out on the streets. Information can be provided anonymously through Crimestoppers 0800 555 111. In an emergency call 111.

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