The district’s Crime Reduction Unit has just concluded a seven-month initiative.
A campaign to reduce shed and garage burglaries in spring and summer in Bradford District has had a significant impact.
The district’s Crime Reduction Unit has just concluded a seven-month initiative where its Crime Reduction Officers focused on offences committed and information about crime in the outlying communities and rural areas of the district.
Between April and October, the officers visited a total of 90 victims to offer additional advice about keeping their outbuildings secure and to provide reassurance.
They also delivered more than 2,600 crime prevention packs in areas where offences had been reported.
And the latest crime figures show that their efforts have contributed to a 20 per cent drop in recorded shed and garage burglaries and an eight per cent fall in all recorded burglaries across Bradford District, when compared with last year’s figures for the same period.
Crime Reduction Officer Martin Jordan, said:
“While this was our campaign in terms of raising awareness and reassuring victims the reduction has been achieved by police officers and staff from across the Bradford District and West Yorkshire, who have acted on local information and worked proactively to make some significant arrests.
“The effects of a burglary can be devastating and we hope our activity in the remote areas of the district has given victims some reassurance and informed them and those living nearby of the steps they can take to prevent crime.”