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Burglary

The act of entering a building unlawfully with the intention of committing a crime, usually but not always theft. Burglary is illegal in nearly every jurisdiction.
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He added: "While we don't want to alarm residents, we feel it is important they are aware of these burglaries so they can ensure their homes are properly secure.
Of completed burglaries reported to police, the police were more likely to come when notified, take a report, gather evidence, or promise an investigation or surveillance in 2011 compared to 1994.
While on bail for that, he was responsible for other burglaries including one at the home of a 75-year-old lady in Whalley Way, Acrefair.
Burglaries of residential properties accounted for 74.
The Barnsley region achieved the greatest reduction in burglaries with a 61% drop to just 2,089 last year.
For example, East Aurora, New York, is dominated by a gridded 19th-century downtown, yet it had fewer than 150 burglaries per 100,000 people (20 in a town with just under 14,000 residents).
In Fordbridge, Solihull, where there were 316 burglaries between 1997/8, West Midlands Police will be working to reduce repeat burglaries.
Improved alarm systems and appropriately enhanced safes assisted police in their efforts to decrease the number of YACS burglaries.
A MAN accused of committing a series of shocking burglaries cried in court as he insisted: "I'm not a violent person".
POLICE investigating a spate of burglaries in a Newcastle suburb have charged two men.