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Burglary Reduction

Lock up and keep them out!

Police in Tameside have pledged to leave no stone unturned in their fight to bring burglars to justice

Image of a burglar stealing a computerOfficers will continue to use intelligence gathered to target burglars in their homes, in their communities and on the roads in a hard-hitting series of raids.

Approximately one in three burglars are through insecure properties so to reduce your chances of being targeted lock up to keep them out.

Help us bang up burglars by reporting suspicious activity to police on 0161 872 5050 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For other issues and concerns local neighbourhood policing teams can be contacted on the following details:

Tameside North Neighbourhood Policing Team
Covering Ashton Hurst, Ashton St Michael’s, Ashton Waterloo and St. Peter’s.
0161 856 9350 / tameside.north@gmp.police.uk

Tameside East Neighbourhood Policing Team
Covering Dukinfield, Dukinfield Stalybridge, Mossley, Stalybridge North and Stalybridge South
0161 856 9511 / tameside.west@gmp.police.uk 

Tameside South Neighbourhood Policing Team
Covering Hyde Godley, Hyde Newton, Hyde Werneth, Longdendale and Hattersley
0161 856 9484 / tameside.south@gmp.police.uk

Tameside West Neighbourhood Policing Team
overing Audenshaw, Denton North East, Denton South, Denton West, Droylsden East and Droylsden West.
0161 856 9390 / tameside.west@gmp.police.uk

What are we going to do to combat burglary in Tameside?

Simple, to start problem solving

This problem solving method has been adopted across the whole of Greater Manchester in 2011 and involves all of the partnership agencies looking at data from the past twelve months to determine which areas are and continue to be a problem month on month. It is believed that 80% of all crime occurs on only 20% of our streets and it is this principle that we are working to in TamesideChart showing incidents to street ratio ("Pareto" principle)

The Crime and Disorder Partnership, through the Neighbourhood Action Teams, are identifying these locations and putting action plans in place to look at those areas in more detail to tackle the problems they are facing in relation to Burglary Dwelling. This methodology can and is adapted to look at all crime types and the Partnership will continue to do this for the foreseeable future.

Target Hardening Projects

For a number of years now the Community Safety Unit have used their funding to target harden various sites across the Borough from Local parks to shop premises suffering higher levels of crime than others.

In 2011, using the Simple 2 Start process the Community Safety Unit have been working in Partnership with the Allotment's Association and District Assembly to improve the security of allotments across the Borough. Various sites have received substantial amounts of funding to improve their security fencing and gating. Awareness raising days have been held with local partners to raise awareness of how plot holders can improve the security of their sheds and outbuildings. Part of that work resulted in a crime reduction guide written for allotment holders by the Community Safety Team and Crime Reduction Advisor's.

For further information on allotment security view the Allotment Crime Prevention Guide.


The Council has opted to take advantage of a scheme which has brought about a significant drop in the number of burglaries in areas where it has been implemented. 'Alley-gating'Alleygating Project - some residents who are taking part in the initiative is a simple crime preventative measure which involves erecting steel, self locking gates to the ends of alley-ways and passages that are the responsibility of the homeowners who live around them. Benefits of the 'Alley-gating' scheme include reduced opportunities for youths to cause annoyance, safer play areas for children and improved community spirit giving a sense of ownership of the alleys

Reducing Crime whilst Going on Holiday 

Becoming a victim of crime during a holiday can obviously spoil it. Suffering a crime whilst away, whether it’s to you or your possessions, or your home, all have the potential to ruin a relaxing break. The time to prepare for this peace of mind is now – not just before you go away.Poster that is displayed to all callers to your property - letting them know that they will need to show identification

For more crime reduction tips in relation to burglary please visit the following links:-



Pride 123

The Community Safety Team working in Partnership with the Crime Reduction Advisors and Education Officers have devised and written a bespoke learning package aimed at Primary School Children and delivered by uniformed officers. The software package covers Burglary, Vehicle Crime, Robbery and Fire Safety and aims to use "pester" power to get vital crime reduction message across to parents and children alike. 

All Tameside Schools have access to this software and it has proved so successful that Greater Manchester Police use the same website to promote the Junior Sherriff Award.

The unit is planning in the future to expand this software to include information aimed at secondary school children.

For further information visit. http://www.pride123.co.uk/Default.aspx Link to External Website

Page last updated: 14 July 2016