House burglaries in Doncaster reduced

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House burglaries in Doncaster are continuing to fall since Operation A/Optimal started in December and is now moving into the next phase.

The statistics continue to show a reduction in the number of homes burgled in Doncaster when comparing figures with the same period last year. Results show there were 35 less offences in March 2013 than March 2012.

South Yorkshire Police are supporting the initiative by ensuring they patrol key areas in Doncaster at the times crime analysis has shown incidents are occurring, thus increasing the police presence in these areas.

The next phase involves other agencies working with South Yorkshire Police to tackle burglary from many different angles.

Doncaster Council, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and St Leger Homes have all pledged to support the operation and do their bit to reduce the number of house burglaries in the borough.

Doncaster Council staff, such as street wardens, those making repairs and visits to vulnerable people are aware of the priority areas and aim to complete their duties in these neighbourhoods at key times, to increase the uniformed presence, thus deterring would-be burglars.