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It seems just a moment ago that I was writing about the then newly-launched GNR Programa Residência Segura (Safe Residence Programme), or SRP as it is commonly known. In fact, during the four...

A gift for cyber criminals

For many computer gamers, Christmas 2013 was the highlight of the year when they unwrapped their eagerly awaited new PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, joining some four million others who purchased these...

Twelve days of Christmas crime prevention campaign

Yes, it’s Christmas again and to do our part Associação Safe Communities Algarve (SCA) is launching a ‘Twelve Days of Christmas Crime Prevention Campaign’, which will extend from the Christmas...

How to avoid holiday villa letting scams

Imagine having saved hard throughout the year for your Algarve holiday only to arrive at the destination to find the villa you rented does not exist.

This is what happened...

To many people crime prevention is about securing your home by installing alarms, gates and window bars. Although still important, there is now a more sinister type of crime threat where the...

A professional drug dealer chose an isolated location in Fornalha de Moncarapacho, Olhão, to grow and store large amounts of cannabis and hashish but police caught up with...

More than 15 criminal gangs involved in cash machine thefts have been dismantled by police in the last two years and nearly 100 people arrested in the process, confirmed...

A gun was held at the head of a driver in a carjacking crime in front of his Faro home.

The driver, 50, was sitting in his parked vehicle making a phone...

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