EIGHT known burglars have been jailed in north Huddersfield in the past seven months, police have revealed.
The figures come as the number of burglaries also fell by 42.6% in the last month.
Those jailed received sentences ranging from 15 months to six years.
The results are the hard work of Huddersfield North Neighbourhood Police Team who together with a specialist burglary team led by Det Insp Dave Stainthorpe have cracked down on burglary offenders.
Their efforts have paid off with latest figures showing that in July 2010 there were 68 burglaries which dropped to just 39 last month – just one a day.
Further figures show that since burglaries peaked in October last year at 123 a month – four a day – they have dropped to a record low.
Ashbrow Neighbourhood Inspector Mohammed Rauf told the Examiner: "In the last seven months we have seen eight people receive sentences of note, and rightly so.
"These are good results. We started targeting known offenders and when you start a tough approach the message gets out that they will be remanded in custody.
"We have also worked with integrated offender management programme to stop re-offending.
"We have backed this up with a proactive response unit searching the streets for people of note.
"If we are informed of suspicious activity we will always try and get out as quickly as we can.
"There has been a lot of dedication from my team and the specialist unit.
"We are seeing results and would urge anyone who sees anything suspicious to work with us.
"One burglary is still one too many. Burglaries cause unnecessary distress and upset within our community and it is only by working together that we can bring those responsible to justice."
And it would appear the burglary results are already affecting police confidence in the area with a 7.8 % increase on last year.
North Huddersfield also recorded the second highest – to Kirkburton – with 58.9% overall confidence in the past 12 months.