JUN 00] WARWICKSHIRE CONSTABULARY NEWS
Operation Has Impact As Burglaries Fall
fallen by 40 per cent since Warwickshire Police brought in Operation
Impact, which included writing to known offenders.
Thieves have been
offered advice on getting help to stop thieves burgling houses to
steal to support drink and drug habits.
An analysis has shown
that the number of burglaries has fallen, compared to this time last
Constable Mick Brewer said:
“I am extremely
pleased that the results have been so positive with a significant
reduction throughout the county.
number of house burglaries is one of our main policing priorities and
although Operation Impact has finished, we will continue to target
known offenders, promote crime prevention and work with other agencies
and partners in the community to ensure a downward trend in
“At the beginning
of the Operation Impact, I sent letters to known offenders encouraging
them to seek help to stop offending and to discourage them from
committing crime by warning them of the consequences.
“The response from
ex-offenders has been very positive. There has been a significant
increase in the number of people asking for help from drug referral
agencies, particularly in the north of the county. There have been
only three crimes known to have been committed by people who received
the original letter.”
Impact, there have been 317 house burglaries in the county –
compared to 531 this time last year. This is made up of:
113 in Nuneaton and
Bedworth (188 last year),
74 in Rugby (82 last
91 in Leamington,
Warwick and Kenilworth (185 last year),
39 in the Stratford
area (76 last year).