In response to the significant numbers of burglaries being committed in the city, the Safer Peterborough Partnership, led by the police, has instigated Operation Alert. We are supporting this initiative which focuses on the top 60 known offenders in the city and target their activities with a number of disruption techniques. A multi-agency approach will be used to help identify ways of diverting those responsible away from crime.
One clear theme is that many burglaries are committed due to insecure windows and doors. All partner agencies will ensure that they target homes at greatest risk by offering advice and leaflets if they see a potentially insecure home. Over the last two months there has already been a 41 per cent decrease in burglaries due to the efforts of all partners involved in Operation Alert.