Police make an impact on Burglary

Today, Tuesday, 25 September, South Yorkshire Police sees its third monthly day of action aimed at tackling key crimes that blight the lives of our communities.

Last month we took action on retail crime – this month it’s Burglary.

Burglary is a priority for the Force and we will be carrying out a series of activities to try and combat these offences.

House burglary is 4% of our overall crime rate and in the last week 38% (31 out of 82 offences) of all house burglaries were as a result of homes being ‘insecure’ due to having an open door or window (period 14 to 20 Sept 2012).

There are a number of operations taking place across the county today, including raids, patrols and officers will be distributing crime prevention leaflets to members of the public, to advise them on how to secure their home and to be cautious of doorstep callers.

The Force will also be asking the public on this day of action to help them, by notifying the police of any ‘suspicious’ white vans in their area by calling 101.

Assistant Chief Constable Max Sahota who is leading this day of action said; “As a Force we will continue with Impact as a commitment to our communities to tackle key crimes and target criminals in South Yorkshire who make peoples lives a misery. Not only will we be bring these offenders before the courts but we will also seek to seize their assets, which are often illegally gained.”