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West Mercia Police recommend registering personal property on the national property register using the Immobilise website (www.immobilise.com).
This online checking service is used by all UK police forces to trace owners of lost and stolen property. In addition Immobilise is checked daily by a huge range of recovery agencies and lost property offices.
As a direct result of Immobilise there are over 250 cases a week where property is returned or information collected that assists the police in investigating criminal activity involving stolen goods.
Should you have any items stolen, you will find it easier to deal with insurance companies as well.
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From the West Mercia Police website:
Students - Stay Safe!
Okay, we know crime prevention isn't the most exciting topic when you're a student... You're busy studying new courses, meeting new friends and going out, right?
That's great! Student life is one of the best experiences you will have and West Mercia is one of the safest places to live and study.
We want you to have a great time at college, but remember to stay safe. Students can put themselves at unnecessary risk and can be vulnerable to crime. West Mercia Police's Stay Safe campaign aims to provide simple steps you and your mates can take to ensure crime doesn't cramp your style!
Halls of Residence
The University of Worcester provides possessions insurance through Endsleigh Insurance for all students in halls of residence or University allocated off campus properties. This covers a range of belongings within your room, including laptops, sports and electrical equipment, clothes and frozen food.
We recommend you review your cover by visiting the Endsleigh website to check what possessions are insured and consider upgrading your insurance to cover mobile phones or your laptop outside of your room.
Private Off Campus Accommodation
It is sometimes possible to extend home contents insurance policies to cover your belongings so check this before you leave home. There are a number of companies that can provide this service to you and it is a good idea to shop around to see who can give you the best deal.
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It’s unlikely crime is the first thing you associate with going to university yet one in five students will be a victim of crime while studying at college or university. You may not want to hear this, but criminals see students as easy targets.
On a lighter note, fending off criminals is easier than you think. By following the advice and information on the NUS website The Lock you can reduce the chance of becoming a victim.
The website is designed to help keep yourself, your house and your stuff safe whilst you study. The Lock is packed full of information and helpful tips which will make sure you are prepared for your time as student.
Visit the NUS site The Lock