Victoria is a vibrant and safe place, but everyone can take sensible precautions to protect their personal belongings from theft when out and about. 

Most thefts in public occur when your valuables are clearly visible and if you are distracted or leave your possessions unattended. 

Money, wallets, handbags and valuable electronics such as phones and computers are attractive to thieves. 

Read the fact sheet to find out how to help protect yourself and prevent thefts. 

Community Crime Prevention
Department of Justice and Community Safety
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