Personal Robbery Reports Halve During Week of Intensification Activity
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The number of reports of personal robbery halved during a week of action, when compared to the same week the previous year.
Operation Calibre is a national week of intensification activity, between 20th and 26th November, which supports officers daily activity around personal robbery.
In 2023, there were eight offences of personal robbery reported when compared to the same dates in 2022, where there were 16 offences reported.
During the week of intensification activity, officers carried out hotspot patrols in areas known for robberies and targeted known offenders. They also engaged with partner agencies, local businesses, educational establishments and took part in crime prevention stalls throughout the area to raise awareness and talk about prevention and enforcement, all of which are important to helping reduce personal robbery.
In the six months prior to November 2023, there were 392 reports of personal robbery across the Force area, which is a reduction of over 17%.
Force lead on robbery Detective Chief Inspector Deb Fenny said: “Operation Calibre is part of our commitment to reducing the number of victims of robbery and reducing violence across the Force.
“Whilst eight offences is a reduction on last year and may not sound like many, that means we have eight people who have been victims of robbery, and have been directly impacted by someone else’s actions. Robbery can leave victims with long-lasting trauma and fear, especially if they’re vulnerable people.
“One victim is too many and we will continue with our proactive approach to tackling robbery so that we can help prevent further incidents and bring those responsible to justice.”
More information on Operation Calibre and preventative measures can be found on the Cleveland Police website: www.cleveland.police.uk