Police support for victims of burglaries valued

A much publicised government report issued this week compared police performance against crime prevention, police attendance and the use of police time. The report recognised Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s actions in freeing up police time to enable officers to spend more time in the community, particularly in relation the adoption of new technology.

One key aspect the report covered was the different rates of response to incidents such as burglaries. This is an area of crime that Police and Crime Commissioner, Sir Graham Bright, is very clear on. Sir Graham has pledged that all burglaries in Cambridgeshire should be investigated by the police within an appropriate time of the offence taking place. Recent research suggests that the approach taken by Cambridgeshire Constabulary is valued by the public.

Sir Graham Bright, said: “I have been very clear on the importance of all domestic burglaries being properly investigated and Cambridgeshire Constabulary place a high priority on this. However, it is not just about officers investigating the crime. In Cambridgeshire it is also about supporting the victims of burglary deal with the often traumatic experience and helping them look at ways of preventing further crime. This has resulted in an incredibly high level of public satisfaction in the service they have received from the police. In the latest survey, for the twelve months ending June 2014, 94.5% of the 543 victims surveyed were satisfied with the overall service they received. I aim to ensure this level of service is maintained.”

Advice on protecting your property from burglary can be found on the Cambridgeshire Constabulary website at www.cambs.police.uk in the Get Closer section.


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