• Author:Ben Jones
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Repeat burglary- update

Unfortunately, recently published Home Office figures reinforced the experience of my friend reported here last weekend; http://www.amjcomms.com/2009/08/29/repeat-burglary/. The figures showed a huge increase in house burglary and other robberies contributing to 61 offences per 1,000 heads of population (the highest crime levels in Cheshire).

I have today written to the Justice Secretary, Jack Straw, asking him to remind the CPS and the Courts of their vital role in the fight against crime. It does not help to the people of Halton to have police officers catching criminals in the morning only to find them released and re-offending in the afternoon.