Neighbourhood Watch is a grassroots charitable movement. It is the largest crime prevention voluntary movement in England and Wales and has upwards of 2.3 million members. Schemes are run by volunteers across England and Wales supported by volunteer Associations, and by Neighbourhood Watch Network, the national umbrella organisation for the movement.

Neighbourhood Watch groups are are run entirely by the community, for the community, and volunteers work in their own time and to their own strengths.

If you are concerned about crime in your neighbourhood and would like to find out more about Neighbourhood Watch, and how to set up a local scheme, here are some helpful resources:

The neighbourhood Watch story

Read about the positive impact that Neighbourhood Watch schemes have had 

Check by postcode search whether there’s a local scheme already in your area

Read a local case study for a group in our area

How to set up and run a local scheme


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