Crime Prevention and Safety Awareness
Additional information can be found at the National Crime Prevention Council website.
Click here to download the Online Resources card, which provides useful links to view law enforcement activity in your neighborhood
Click here to download the Car Burglary prevention card
After you review the information on all of our crime prevention and safety awareness pages, you can find more information at the various government and group links here.
Child and infant safety
Please click here to visit the Child and infant safety page, which
includes information on bullying
Please click here for the Boating Safety page
Please click here for the Vehicle Safety page
Home burglary protection
Please click here to visit the Home burglary protection page
Identity Theft and Economic Crimes
Tax Fraud: Per the IRS Criminal Investigation Unit, tax fraud victims do not need to report these occurrences to local law enforcement. Instead, they should complete and submit Identity Theft Affidavit (IRS form 14039) which can be accessed online at http://www.irs.gov/
Tax Fraud Information: Brochure
Tax Fraud Affidavit: Form 14039 Identity Theft Affidavit
Counterfeit Money: Know Your Money
Internet Fraud: Reporting Internet Fraud Offenses
Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery that involves the exploitation of vulnerable persons for commercial sex, forced labor or involuntary servitude, plus the inability to extricate oneself from that situation. The trafficker uses force, fraud, or coercion to control the victim. Human trafficking is the second
largest criminal enterprise in the world, just behind the illegal drug trade, netting billions of dollars worldwide annually.
There are approximately 27 million persons held in slavery in the world today, more than any other time in history. It is estimated between 500,000 and 2 million are trafficked annually worldwide with an estimated 15,000 to 18,000 being trafficked into the United States every year.
On a local scale, according to national human trafficking hotline tips and complaints, Florida ranks as third in the proliferation of human trafficking with the Tampa Bay area being second in the state.
Possible indications of human trafficking include:
- Constantly accompanied by a controlling person or boss, not speaking on their own behalf.
- Lack of control over personal schedule, money, identification or travel documents.
- Transported to and from work, lives and works in the same place.
- Debt owed to employer/crew leader, unable to leave job.
- Bruises, depression, fear, overly submissive.
If you think you have come into contact with a victim of human trafficking in Pasco, Pinellas, or Hillsborough County area, call the local Clearwater/Tampa Bay Area Task Force Hotline at (727)562-4917 or the National Trafficking Information and Referral Hotline at (888)373-7888.
For more information please visit the Clearwater/Tampa Bay Area Task Force on Human Trafficking website by clicking here.
Additional information can be found on the Florida State Attorney General’s website here.