Amber Sound News
Ten per cent drop in burglaries across Derbyshire
In the last year, there has been a 10 per cent drop in the number of burglaries of homes across Derbyshire. But there is usually a seasonal spike in house burglaries at this time of year as opportunist thieves take advantage of the dark nights to target homes.
To help combat this spike, police will be stepping up patrols, delivering advice leaflets to homeowners and targeting known offenders.
Officers are also urging residents to take steps to protect their own homes from the risk of burglary before the clocks go back this weekend.
This includes fitting burglar alarms, keeping valuables out of sight and marking possessions so that they can be returned to you if they are stolen and recovered.
Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cotterill said: “A drop in burglaries across Derbyshire is very pleasing to see. But at this time of year, with the nights drawing in, it is definitely worth checking your home security to reduce the risk of being targeted as much as possible."
George Wharmby, Amber Sound FM News
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