Right across the counties we cover there are We Don’t Buy Crime towns and villages with whole communities protected by forensic property marking technology.

Our We Don’t Buy Crime towns and villages see us work with town and parish councils who invest in the initiative which sees them offer a free SmartWater property marking kit to every resident in the area.

Signs are displayed throughout We Don’t Buy Crime towns and villages letting criminals know the area is protected by property marking to act as a deterrent to would-be thieves.

First introduced in 2015 the initiative has proved a success with academic research by the University of Warwick finding it has helped reduce crime and increased public confidence.

To find out more about how your town or village could get involved please email wedontbuycrime@westmercia.pnn.police.uk


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