In our ongoing effort to serve the citizens of the Dan River Region, beginning in January 2018, the Danville Police Department will provide a Crime Prevention Tip of the Month. On or about the second Wednesday of each month, a new tip will be added to the page to complete a total of 12 for the year. It is our hope and intention to provide readers with information on trending safety and crime issues and tips to avoid becoming a victim.
Please use these tips and other resources provided on our website to become better informed and better prepared.
For more on Crime Prevention Programs or resources contact the Crime Prevention Office at
Did you know........
over 9 million US residents are victims of identity theft each year
in dollars and cents, it costs consumers over 15 billion annually to recover from ID Theft
there are 3 general categories for ID Theft
unauthorized use or attempted use of an existing account
unauthorized use or attempted use of personal information to open a new account
misuse of personal information for a fraudulent purpose.
There is a lot that can be done to protect and recover from ID Theft!
Don't give out personal information
Safeguard your personal information
Shred financial documents when they are no longer needed