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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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Home Office figures showing house burglaries in North Wales are rising faster than anywhere else in Britain were out of date, saidDeputy Chief Constable Clive Wolfendale.
Liam Greenwood, 21, was already in jail having been sentenced in May for various burglaries but admitted two more and was jailed for 942 days.
Then aged 14, he pleaded guilty at Nuneaton Magistrates' Court to burglary, when more than 30 burglaries and similar crimes were attributed to him.
BEN SYSUM - Conspiracy to commit burglaries except the Valley Road burglary; being carried in a motor vehicle taken without consent; burglary on South Hill Road, Prenton; burglary on King Edward Street, Shotton; taking a Peugeot 106 without consent; burglary on Bentick Street, Birkenhead; taking Vauxhall Omega without consent; asked for nine burglaries and being carried in a stolen car to be taken into consideration.
We figure this property will relate to 60 or so burglaries that we have reports on and maybe some unreported as well,'' Anderson said.
The most populous region, the South, had the most burglaries in 2004.
Residents are urged to report burglaries to police on 0345 604 3043.
Despite the fact the total rate of burglaries has dropped by 13.
2-percent decrease in the estimated volume of burglaries from the 2002 estimate.
Burke, of Green Lane Gardens, Felling, who was sentenced to four years jail in 2001 for a series of burglaries, evaded the "three strikes and you're out" burglary legislation because of the age of his previous offences.
VALENCIA - Following a dramatic decrease in reports of auto burglaries at College of the Canyons in 2004 compared to the previous year, campus security noted a spike in the crime in the first two months of this year, officials said.
Across Coventry there are an average of nine burglaries a day, and in the year to April there were 2,965 burglaries in the city.