PSO created the #9pmRoutine as a reminder for citizens to remove all valuables from their vehicles and ensure that cars, windows and doors are locked before heading to bed for the night. This routine removes opportunity from the triangle of crime, which also consists of ability and desire. By removing just one of these aspects from the triangle of crime, the risk of becoming a victim is reduced. Here are some steps to include to build a strong #9pmRoutine and reduce elements of opportunity of crime:
Taking a few minutes each night to remove valuables and lock your car and home can prevent you from becoming a victim in this crime of opportunity. The #9pmRoutine is a simple and fast crime prevention step that can have a big impact on crime!