NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Apr 8th, 2016.
House burglaries across Flintshire and Wrexham 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.
DCI 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.
“I would urge anyone who may have any information that may assist the police in making our communities safer to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”