Crime Reduction Campaign for GM2LF residents

Safety EventIn partnership with West Midlands Police, the Grace Mary to Lion Farm Big Local Partnership has launched a crime reduction campaign for residents living in the Grace Mary to Lion Farm Big Local area.

West Midlands Police will be helping local residents to use SelectaDNA, a highly effective crime reduction tool which can be used to mark valuable household items such as electronic equipment, garden tools and jewellery.

SelectaDNA is a clear liquid that contains a unique DNA code which is registered on a secure database that can be accessed by police. The DNA code links back to the registered property and conclusively proves ownership.

Once applied, the forensic marking is almost impossible to remove and is virtually invisible to the naked eye, but can be viewed under UV light.  It can help link criminals to crime scenes, improve the likelihood of convictions and increase the chance of stolen goods being returned to their rightful owner as well as being an excellent deterrent.

Each home property marking kit contains high-visibility warning labels and window stickers to advise that property at the address has been security-marked. This acts as a proven deterrent to would-be offenders and police forces throughout the UK have seen significant reductions in burglary rates when SelectaDNA forensic marking has been used in ‘hotspot’ areas.

If you would like further information about the campaign please contact Helen Trueman at SCVO on 0121 525 1127 or email

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