04 Sep CCTV Bedfordshire
CCTV in Bedfordshire Drives Down BurglariesThe Impact team are always delighted to get some good news when it comes to the crime stats in Bedfordshire. The local police have just announced that burglary offences in the county are down by 35% on the figures from a year ago. Detective Inspector Janine Graham said:
“So far this year, we have jailed one offender for five years after being caught on CCTV eating ice cream before breaking into a property. Another was sent to prison for more than three years after his forensics were found at the scene. A man was handed a 15-year sentence for his part in a burglary which left two men with life threatening injuries, and one burglar was sentenced to almost three years after being caught on a doorbell video.”
She goes on to acknowledge the contribution the public make to the Bedfordshire Police success rate. Taking a responsible attitude towards crime, and installing alarms, CCTV and security lighting makes an impact – as we’re seeing from current figures.