Commissioner to meet police chief over burglaries in South Yorkshire

Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire Alan Billings.

Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire Alan Billings.

Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings is to discuss the police force’s burglary rate with South Yorkshire’s Chief Constable.

Recent figures revealed that although burglaries fell by 17 per cent in the 12 months to September last year, with 6,194 offences recorded, fewer than one in 10 burglars are caught in South Yorkshire.

PCC Billings said: “We need to improve detection rates, but let’s not lose sight of the good news - burglaries are down.”

Call 101 to report those involved in burglaries.