Burglary rate falls - but police advise caution

HOUSEHOLDERS are being warned to remain vigilant – despite a reduction in burglaries.

HOUSEHOLDERS are being warned to remain vigilant – despite a reduction in burglaries.

New figures just released by West Yorkshire Police show that burglary rates for December 2012 were 7% lower than in December 2011. The fall follows the police 'Light Up, Lock Up, Be Secure ' campaign.

Officers are warning local residents not to let their guard down. They are encouraging them to make sure doors and windows are kept secure at all times and to light their homes using timer switches.

Expensive gadgets and Christmas gifts should be kept away from windows. Free tracking software for gadgets such as phones and laptops can also be downloaded free from various websites.

These latest figures follow last week’s statistics which showed that there were 18% fewer burglaries in the county in September 2012 compared with September 2011.

 

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