Hartlepool sees significant reduction in residential burglary
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Residential burglaries in Hartlepool reduced significantly last year when compared to the previous year.
Across the calendar year for 2023, there were 148 fewer reports of burglaries to homes than in 2022.
Since July 2023, some months have seen almost half the number of reported break-ins than the previous year, with consistent reductions each month between August and November 2023.
District Commander of Hartlepool Police, Superintendent Martin Hopps said: “There is a strong focus in Hartlepool to reduce and prevent crimes such as burglary which we know cause the most harm to our communities, and it’s reassuring for me to see that the changes introduced to the district early in 2023 are reflected in these reductions.
“We have reduced these numbers by providing our officers with clear direction to disrupt offenders, and daily tasking activity to arrest prolific suspects and gather intelligence.
“We also work closely with our Designing Out Crime Officers (DOCOs) to help repeat victims secure their property and prevent further crimes.
“Thorough investigations by CID also ensure that suspects are identified and arrested as soon as possible, and that sufficient evidence is gathered to secure a charge.
“Whilst it’s good to see these numbers coming down, we are not complacent and will continue to strive to reduce burglary in the town and focus relentlessly on arresting and bringing to justice anyone responsible for such a serious and invasive crime.”