HOW SAFE ARE YOU?
The publicly accessible letter and mail boxes are the usual targets for vandalism, mail theft and arson
London Fire Brigade attended 1896 arson attacks on homes in London in 2017. With the hope to reduce these numbers, firefighters started fitting free arson-proof letterboxes at the homes of people considered by the council officers at risk of domestic abuse or hate crimes
However, Home Office says this:
‘The diverse motives of arsonists, vandals and criminals mean that no home or business is immune from an attack.’
WOULD YOUR FAMILY OR BUSINESS SURVIVE A LETTER BOX ARSON ATTACK?
Letterbox arson can have a devastating effect on the property and the occupants. In some accidents, several generations of one family were wiped out
The Sunday Times said that a fire, which was started by petrol poured through a letter plate on Denmark Place and killed 37 people, could be “the worst mass murder in British history”
Given the serious physical, economic, emotional and social implications of letterbox crime, it is vital that these crimes are prevented whenever possible