Burglaries up by 50 per cent in Wellingborough

Police will carry out enforcement activity to clamp down on offending
Police will carry out enforcement activity to clamp down on offending
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Burglaries went up by 50 per cent in Wellingborough last year.

A total of 380 homes were burgled in the borough during 2012 – 128 more than the figure of 252 in 2011. In 2009 there were 511 recorded burglaries on homes, which fell to 287 in 2010.

Reports of burglaries of businesses and other properties also increased last year to 551, in comparison to 418 in 2011. In 2009 there were 853 reports and 502 in 2010.

Inspector Pauline Sturman said: “We have seen an increase in house burglary across the county.

“We are carrying out enforcement activity to clamp down on offending, as well as preventative initiatives to encourage people to take precautions to avoid becoming a victim of burglary. At Wellingborough, we are robustly targeting those offenders engaged in committing acquisitive crime. We are using both uniformed and plain clothes officers in enforcement and disruption activities and will continue to do so daily.”