Posted: Thu 7th Apr 2016

Dramatic Fall In Burglaries Across Two Counties

This article is old - Published: Thursday, Apr 7th, 2016

House burglaries across Wrexham and Flintshire have fallen by nearly a quarter over the last 12 months following on from a drop the previous year. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The North Wales Police figures for its Eastern Division show a 23.9% reduction in “burglary dwellings” in the year April to March 2015/16, while figures for burglary other than a dwelling, such as garden sheds, garages and commercial premises have also fallen by an impressive 22.2% ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Harrison of Eastern CID said; “Over the past twelve months we have seen some significant reductions in key crimes in the Wrexham and Flintshire areas which have resulted in 216 fewer victims of burglary dwelling and 217 fewer victims in relation to burglary other than dwellings.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Meanwhile shoplifting offences have fallen by 2.4% and other acquisitive crime by 6.6% over the same period. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Harrison added; “I am pleased that our work, with the help of the public, has resulted in sharp falls in burglary, a crime which causes great distress to victims. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“However, we cannot be complacent. It is important that people are made to feel safe particularly in their own homes and that we work hard to reduce the figures still further. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“My team is committed to maintaining this focus and we are actively targeting and disrupting those who are prepared to commit burglary and cause harm and distress in our communities. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“It is a vital part of what we are trying to achieve that the public reports suspicious incidents to the police and gives us information about those responsible, so that this can be followed up and the offenders can be disrupted and brought to justice. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



Spotted something? Got a story? Email News@News.Wales



More from North Wales Police

North Wales chief constable celebrates reduction in burglaries

North Wales Police

Property Closed For Three Months

North Wales Police

Further Reassurance To All Communities Within North Wales

North Wales Police

Appeal Attempted Robbery Wrexham

North Wales Police

Flintshire Schools Bid Farwell To Their Officer

North Wales Police

Communities In North Wales Reassured Following Events In London

North Wales Police

Latest from News.Wales

Improvement Reports Emerge for Barry School Lockdown Situation

Vale of Glamorgan Council

Neath Port Talbot Council to Discuss Arrears Prevention Policy

Neath Port Talbot Council

Neath Port Talbot Council Implements Strong Cyber Security Measures for Online Systems

Neath Port Talbot Council

Swansea Business Case to Explore Heat from Data Centre for District Heating Network

Swansea Council

Planned Children’s Home in Rhondda Requires Planning Permission, Councillors Decide

Rhondda Council

Pub in Caldicot Granted Permission for New Sign and Lighting

Monmouthshire Council