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Crime Prevention Tips


Drug abuse - drug addiction

Information and help:

  • Department of Addiction Diseases,
    Teodora Drajzera 44 Street, Belgrade
    centrala: 011 367 1 429

  • Institute of Mental Health - Addiction Clinic

  • Block for addiction diseases
    Palmoticeva 37, Belgrade
    011 3307 508, 3307 509

Since drug addicts are most often young people, one of the basic principles of all programs of the Special Hospital for Addiction Diseases is to work with the whole family, and not only with the identified patient. Usually, the patients are coming for treatment accompanied by family or close friends, although it also happens that they are coming accompanied by a school teacher or a social worker from a work organization. Some patients seek counseling first if they are unsure whether they need treatment or are not sufficiently motivated to seek treatment. Then they usually come under family pressure or one of the family members comes first to inquire about treatment.

Trafficking in human beings - what is it?

Trafficking in human beings is one of the largest and most profitable global criminal activities, along with trafficking in narcotics, weapons and money laundering.

Trafficking in human beings is a criminal offense that includes:

  • recruitment,
  • transportation,
  • switching,
  • surrender,
  • selling,
  • buying,
  • selling mediation,
  • hiding and
  • holding persons

Where it is used:

  • force,
  • threat,
  • misconception,
  • abuse of authority,
  • abuse of trust,
  • abuse of addiction,
  • abuse of another's difficult circumstances,
  • retention of identity documents and
  • giving or receiving money or other benefits.

Call for help! Do not protect the bully!

Domestic violence is committed by anyone who, by using violence, threatening to attack life or body, by insolent or reckless behavior, endangers the peace, physical integrity or mental state of a member of his family. It is behavior by which a family member endangers the physical integrity, mental health, or tranquility of another or other family members. Everyone has the right to protection from domestic violence, in accordance with the law.

  • POLICE 192
  • Reporting domestic violence 0800-100-600
  • Women's Center SOS hotline against violence against women and children on weekdays (10 am - 8 pm) 2645-328
  • SOS hotline for women and children victims of violence (14-18h) 3626-006
  • SOS Children's line "Number for your problem" free and confidential calls (0-24h) 0800-123456
  • Counseling for marriage and family 2650-258 / Palilula (8-15.30h) 2752-224 and Zemun (8-15h) 2695-416
  • SOS Youth Center (18-22h) 3192-782
  • Autonomous Women's Center - SOS hotline for support of women victims of violence - 0800 100 007 (from 10 am to 8 pm on working days)
  • Safe house
  • Women's psychological and legal support - addresses and telephone numbers

Abuses of information technologies

High-tech crime includes a set of criminal offenses where computers, computer networks, computer data, as well as their products in material and electronic form appear as the object of execution and as a means of committing a criminal offense.

This definition includes a large number of abuses of information technologies, as well as the area of abuses in broadcasting technologies. Thus, there are criminal acts where computers appear as a means of execution (Computer Related Crime) and as an object of execution (Computer Crime), as well as criminal acts in the manner of which elements of illegal use of the Internet appear.

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With respect,
Your Ministry of the Interior

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Preventing Car Break-Ins

  • Remove all valuables from your car. Don’t leave valuables visible.
  • Close the windows and lock your doors every time you get out.
  • Park in well-lighted areas and don’t park near shrubs or fences that could provide concealment for criminals.
  • Keep your driveway and yard lit up all night. It’s harder for criminals to hide in the light.
  • Don’t keep spare keys inside the car.
  • Lock your shopping packages in the trunk.
  • Use heavy duty locks for truck tool boxes and secure the tool box to the bed of the truck.
  • Be observant. Notify the police if you see anyone acting in a suspicious manner such as loitering around cars or looking into cars.
  • Always trust your instincts and gut feelings – if you sense something is odd, it probably is.
  • Call and get the next available officer sent to your area.


  • Close and lock all doors even when leaving for a short period of time. This includes garages and connecting doors.
  • Use automatic timers to cut lights on and off if you are gone for an extended time.
  • Illuminate the yard, especially doorways and the rear of the house.
  • Trim trees and shrubs around the house. These provide concealment for burglars.
  • Install good locks on doors and windows and USE THEM. Don’t hide keys in mailboxes and planters or under doormats. Instead, leave an extra set of keys with a trusted neighbor or friend.
  • Use deadbolt locks that require a key from either side (double cylinder).
  • Be sure your street address number is large, in clear view and well lit so police and other emergency personnel can find your home quickly.
  • Keep ladders, tools, and lawn furniture locked up. Burglars commonly use these to gain entry to houses.

  • Install a peephole or wide angle viewer in all entry doors so you can see who is outside without opening the door. Door chains break easily and don’t keep out intruders.
  • The mere perception of alarms and dogs are the #1 and #2 deterrents to burglars.
  • Use alarm systems if financially able. Simple window alarms can be purchased at most home improvement stores.
  • Write down your serial numbers and keep up with them.
  • Inscribe your driver’s license or NC ID number on all your belongings.
  • If you arrive home and something looks questionable (ex. a slit screen, broken window, open door etc.) DON’T GO IN. Call the police from a neighbor’s house or other phone.
  • Ask for photo ID from service or delivery people before letting them in. If you are the least bit worried, call the company to verify.
  • Have neighbors or family pick up mail if you are going to be gone for a few days.

Business Safety Tips

  • Update emergency contact information with your alarm company and the 192 Communications Center.
  • Post police and emergency telephone numbers in a conspicuous location so they will be readily available during an emergency.
  • Make sure exterior doors are locked when you or your employees leave at night.
  • Open cash register drawers and remove monies from the business overnight. Leave empty cash drawers visible.
  • Report any suspicious activity or persons to the police immediately. Do not wait.
  • Get the best description possible of the suspect(s) or any involved vehicle. Timely reporting of this information is critical.
  • Consider investing in a quality surveillance system with a recording capability. This may also benefit your business in regard to insurance.


Municipal Police Stations

When to call the local police (municipal police stations):

  • Gas Drive Offs
  • Missing Person (Adult / Juvenile)
  • Vandalism / Damage to Property
  • Animal Call Complaints
  • Larcenies that occurred earlier
  • Harassing / Annoying Phone Calls
  • Unauthorized Use / Theft / Break-in Damage to a Vehicle that occurred earlier
  • Additions to Reports made earlier
  • Fraud / Embezzlement / Forgeries that occurred earlier
  • Suspicious activity that does not require immediate police response
  • Communicating Threats and the suspect is no longer on scene.


General Crime Prevention

"The anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it."

It is the philosophy of the Serbian Police Departments that preventing crime is preferable to dealing with crime after it has occurred. Crime Prevention concentrates on the dual concept of eliminating or minimizing criminal opportunities, whenever possible and encouraging citizens to be responsible for their own security and the security of others.

If you are concerned about the security of your home or business, call and setup an appointment for a security survey with one of our officers. Our officers will come to your home or business and walk through the inside and observe the outside and give suggestions (if needed) on how to further secure your property against burglary and intrusion.

Crime Prevention Tips:

  • Make Your Home Look Occupied: Leave some lights and a radio on when you’re out.
  • Lock Your Doors: Never leave your house open for "just a moment", always lock your doors when you’re out.
  • Use Deadbolt Locks: A deadbolt lock is a good deterrent to burglars.
  • Don’t Hide a Key Outside: Burglars know all the secret hiding places.
  • Drill and Pin Your Windows: Window locks can be jimmied; pins cannot.
  • Brace Sliding Glass Doors: If the door is braced, the only way a burglar can get through it is to break it.
  • Install Good Exterior Lighting: Motion sensor lights and other good lights don’t let a burglar hide in the dark.
  • Keep Bushes and Shrubs Trimmed: If bushes are too high, someone hiding near your windows and doors cannot be seen.
  • Stop Mail and Paper Deliveries: If you go on vacation, stop deliveries or have one of your neighbors collect your mail and papers.
  • Get a Dog: Even a small dog may be a deterrent to a burglar.
  • Install an Alarm System: Houses with alarms are avoided by burglars (in most cases).

Crime Prevention Links:


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Contact Information

Police Station Rakovica

Patrijarha Joanikija 30,
Rakovica, Belgrade, Serbia
Phone: 011 745 2422