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Break-ins plummet as Operation Crooked takes hold

Written by on October 18, 2019

Home invasion attacks in Northamptonshire have halved and burglaries are at an 11 month low six months after the launch of Operation Crooked.

Northamptonshire Police launched the operation in April making burglary a top priority for the force. A Burglary Team was set up within CID and every victim of burlgary received a visit.

The crime has been attacked from all angles: improving evidence gathering, increased patrols, hunting down wanted criminals and intelligence led preventative action.

Detective Inspector Wayne Preece, said: “As a team, we are really pleased with the impact we have made in reducing burglaries across the county and we hope to make even more of a difference when our one year anniversary comes around.

“However, whilst having the lowest volume of burglaries in 11 years is definitely something to be proud of, we also acknowledge that there is still a lot to do and we will not become complacent.

“Northamptonshire is a hostile place for burglars and we want burglars to know this. We have arrested, charged and convicted a number of burglars since the team was launched and we have no intention of letting up.”