Doorstep crime relates to rogue traders, bogus callers and distraction burglars who commit crime against people in their homes. This chart includes the number of Trading Standards’ interventions involving doorstep crime that took place in Buckinghamshire in 2019 – 2021, and shows that the number of doorstep crimes fell significantly during the Covid pandemic.
It is believed that this reflects increased resident confidence to challenge people knocking on their doors when lockdown restrictions were in place. It may also be a reflection of a change of behaviour in doorstep criminals. It remains to be seen whether the decrease in doorstep crimes is temporary or if it will remain low.
The number of Trading Standards interventions relating to doorstep crime.
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