JAMES Denton is a man on a mission.
As repeat victimisation officer for Kirklees Safer Communities Partnership, his vision is to stamp out domestic burglary across Kirklees.
But he needs your help - and householders are being urged to take sensible and basic security steps in their bid to beat the burglar.
He said: "Domestic burglary has been reducing for several years in Kirklees and figures are the lowest they have ever been, but we don't want people to be complacent.
"There are many things that people can do, but we need them to work with us to prevent them falling foul of this type of crime."
One fifth of all domestic burglaries are committed by sneak-in thieves using open or insecure doors and windows to get into a home.
Others become victims when their home has a security alarm, but it is not used by the occupier.
The pioneering repeat victimisation scheme offered by the Kirklees Safer Communities Partnership gives victims a "target hardening package" in a bid to reduce repeat attacks.
People are offered five-lever mortice locks for their doors, improved security lighting and door bars and chains.
And their neighbours are also offered the package in areas where several homes have been targeted by thieves.
The partnership has also spearheaded other campaigns such as "Show Burglars the Red Card" and the "Lights On" campaign, encouraging householders to leave lights on when they go out in a bid to deter burglars.
"There is lots going on at a local and national level.
"We just need people to listen to what we are saying, take basic security measures and act on our advice," said James.
YOU can show burglars the red card by:
* Closing and locking all doors and windows when you are out of the room. Sneak-in burglars can strike in seconds.
* Do not hide keys outside your home or leave them in an obvious place near doors or windows.
* Make sure your valuables, including TVs and stereos, cannot be seen from outside.
* Don't leave any keys near doors or windows, especially car keys. Burglars will stick poles through letterboxes to steal keys.
* Domestic burglary rates in Kirklees have fallen by nearly 17% over the past five years.
* In the year to March this year, household burglary in Kirklees fell by 10.3%. The national drop was 8%.
* Cash, credit cards, electrical items and keys are the primary items targeted by thieves.
* The average loss reported by victims was just over £200.
* The Home Office estimates the average cost of each burglary to agencies is around £2,300 - a total of £10m in Kirklees.