Preventing and catching burglars
I know from personal experience the impact that burglary has on victims – my family and I were the victims of a burglary 15 years ago. Catching and convicting burglars remains challenging but it is a high priority of mine.
Burglary has fallen significantly since Operation Remedy was set up – by 8% before the pandemic and considerably more since – and the conviction rate has nearly doubled.
If elected, I would go further by investing in an enhanced Offender Management scheme targeting burglars with a ‘carrot and stick’ approach meaning support for those who ‘go straight’ but a swift recall to prison for those that reoffend.