The holidays are a special and joyous time of year. It is also a time when individuals need to be alert to the possibility of crime. The Boston Police Department encourages individuals to take simple precautions to ensure a happy and safe holiday.The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can easily create a distraction for people. However during this festive time, it is important to pay special attention to the things going on around you. The holiday season is considered peak season for burglars, pickpockets and shoplifters.
Don’t let the spirit of giving lull you into giving burglars and pickpockets a chance to dampen your holiday spirit. Thieves love the holidays as much as everyone else, especially because it’s an opportune time for crime.
The Boston Police Department believes you can never be too careful, too prepared or too aware. Please share these safety tips with your family, friends and neighbors. We ask you to remember these simple safety precautions and enjoy excitement of a safe and happy holiday.
The new downloadable pamphlet provides some tips on how to celebrate safely this holiday season, including:
- If You Are Traveling
- If You Are Out for the Evening
- If You Are Hosting a Party
- If You Are Attending a Party
- Protecting Your Vehicle
- If You Are Shopping
- Take a Holiday Inventory
- Celebrate Responsibly
Download the safety tips now . (PDF file.)