‘Concern’ at rates of burglary solving

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bingley Rural district councillor Simon Cooke Bingley Rural district councillor Simon Cooke

Low burglary detection figures revealed in a new report from local Neighbourhood Policing Teams have sparked concern among councillors on Shipley Area Committee.

Clear-up rates for Bingley and Worth, Shipley, Wharfedale and Craven are way below the national average and only a third as good as detections across West Yorkshire as a whole.

Official Home Office statistics for 2012 set a national detection rate of 13.3 per cent of all burglaries.

Force-wide figures for West Yorkshire produced a detection rate of 17.8 of all dwelling burglaries for the year up until October 2013.

But in Bingley and Worth where there were 169 house burglaries in the year until October – a rise of 72 on the previous year – the detection rate was only five per cent of the total incidents.

Shipley had an increase of 12 such crimes to 181, while the Wharfedale and Craven area had a spike of more than 100 per cent as burglaries rose from 43 to 95 during the same time span.

Detection rates in both those areas was just six per cent, according to figures within a report to be delivered to Shipley Area Committee this evening.

Bingley Rural district councillor Simon Cooke is on the Shipley Area Committee and said serious questions had to be asked.

“Across Bradford district there are real concerns about detection rates,” he said. “It’s a question of paying attention to the needs of these areas.

“Because they are relatively low- crime areas, I don’t think police give detection the same importance.

“In general terms we’ve had less policing as years go by and if they are not catching criminals, how can they get close to eliminating crime?”

Fellow committee member Council Val Townend said she would also call for explanations: “Obviously we should be online with the national average. Why are these figures so low?”

Insp Hugh Robinson said in his report that now officers will visit 40 addresses surrounding any burgled houses and that intelligence gathering had been greatly improved.

“Allied to this is the increasing work being done with offenders to prevent re-offending,” he said.

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11:00am Wed 4 Dec 13

999 number of the beast says...

That kind of percentage at school would mean fail. Their top brass is always making excuses for the officers and the bloody criminals.
The only way to improve abolish the forces and have one force for the whole of the north. Fit every officer with audio and video black boxes so we know their working on crime rather then drinking tea.
Move the call centre to Mumbai. I'm certain is not that difficult for them to issue a crime reference number unlike the layabouts at Trafalgar House!
That kind of percentage at school would mean fail. Their top brass is always making excuses for the officers and the bloody criminals. The only way to improve abolish the forces and have one force for the whole of the north. Fit every officer with audio and video black boxes so we know their working on crime rather then drinking tea. Move the call centre to Mumbai. I'm certain is not that difficult for them to issue a crime reference number unlike the layabouts at Trafalgar House! 999 number of the beast

11:04am Wed 4 Dec 13

Albion. says...

If you report a burglary, the response from the Police can sometimes be poor but if the burglar reports you for giving him his just desserts, they will descend on you with some vigour.
If you report a burglary, the response from the Police can sometimes be poor but if the burglar reports you for giving him his just desserts, they will descend on you with some vigour. Albion.

11:26am Wed 4 Dec 13

scottie dog says...

No comment from our commissioner then I wonder why, perhaps we only see him when there is good news we shouldn't see him for quite a while then.
No comment from our commissioner then I wonder why, perhaps we only see him when there is good news we shouldn't see him for quite a while then. scottie dog

12:18pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Albion. says...

The response displayed by those just issued with ASBOs (in a thread which doesn't allow comments) is a good indication of the disregard that the Police and judiciary system are now held in. People don't do burglaries while they are locked up and they wouldn't want to be "locked up" if it wasn't a better prospect than a lot of people endure at home.
The response displayed by those just issued with ASBOs (in a thread which doesn't allow comments) is a good indication of the disregard that the Police and judiciary system are now held in. People don't do burglaries while they are locked up and they wouldn't want to be "locked up" if it wasn't a better prospect than a lot of people endure at home. Albion.

1:35pm Wed 4 Dec 13

RollandSmoke says...

Giving out a crime reference number is not investigating. With the technology available to the police the detection rates should be much greater than this. Sadly it seems that many of our police officers would be unable to detect if they had wet themselves. The criminals know this which is why they can make a career of it.
Giving out a crime reference number is not investigating. With the technology available to the police the detection rates should be much greater than this. Sadly it seems that many of our police officers would be unable to detect if they had wet themselves. The criminals know this which is why they can make a career of it. RollandSmoke

2:51pm Wed 4 Dec 13

alive and awake says...

Albion. wrote:
The response displayed by those just issued with ASBOs (in a thread which doesn't allow comments) is a good indication of the disregard that the Police and judiciary system are now held in. People don't do burglaries while they are locked up and they wouldn't want to be "locked up" if it wasn't a better prospect than a lot of people endure at home.
Well said, surely if those pictures were taken after the asbos were issued, then they are clearly breaking it. Disgusting, laughing at us all.
Time to bring back the birch, I know several blokes who were birched, and all said never again, and all finished up successful business men and good citizens. Flog the scum bags.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: The response displayed by those just issued with ASBOs (in a thread which doesn't allow comments) is a good indication of the disregard that the Police and judiciary system are now held in. People don't do burglaries while they are locked up and they wouldn't want to be "locked up" if it wasn't a better prospect than a lot of people endure at home.[/p][/quote]Well said, surely if those pictures were taken after the asbos were issued, then they are clearly breaking it. Disgusting, laughing at us all. Time to bring back the birch, I know several blokes who were birched, and all said never again, and all finished up successful business men and good citizens. Flog the scum bags. alive and awake

2:55pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Farsley Bantam says...

I was burgled a couple of weeks ago and my car was stolen. I saw my car on Ebay being auctioned off for parts in Bradford and alerted the police. They phoned me back a couple of days later claiming it was them who had seen it on Ebay and they had made an arrest.
Last night I found the pram that was in the car on Ebay. Basically I've found the culprits from my front room myself. The Police with all their resources and technology have done nothing really when it is as simple that in many cases.
I was burgled a couple of weeks ago and my car was stolen. I saw my car on Ebay being auctioned off for parts in Bradford and alerted the police. They phoned me back a couple of days later claiming it was them who had seen it on Ebay and they had made an arrest. Last night I found the pram that was in the car on Ebay. Basically I've found the culprits from my front room myself. The Police with all their resources and technology have done nothing really when it is as simple that in many cases. Farsley Bantam

4:37pm Wed 4 Dec 13

alive and awake says...

Farsley Bantam wrote:
I was burgled a couple of weeks ago and my car was stolen. I saw my car on Ebay being auctioned off for parts in Bradford and alerted the police. They phoned me back a couple of days later claiming it was them who had seen it on Ebay and they had made an arrest.
Last night I found the pram that was in the car on Ebay. Basically I've found the culprits from my front room myself. The Police with all their resources and technology have done nothing really when it is as simple that in many cases.
Good post ,spread the word, if we all surf e-bay looking for stolen goods, it might limit an out let for them.
I'm sorry to hear you were burgled its awful, I hope you are unlike me and can put it to the back of your mind, its not easy. It is on my mind every day the house is left empty, and always when we are on holiday. The courts do not take this into consideration when sentencing the scum bags 5 years min for 1st offence 10 for 2nd offence, watch the burglary rates tumble, insurance premiums fall, its win, win. but alas.
[quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: I was burgled a couple of weeks ago and my car was stolen. I saw my car on Ebay being auctioned off for parts in Bradford and alerted the police. They phoned me back a couple of days later claiming it was them who had seen it on Ebay and they had made an arrest. Last night I found the pram that was in the car on Ebay. Basically I've found the culprits from my front room myself. The Police with all their resources and technology have done nothing really when it is as simple that in many cases.[/p][/quote]Good post ,spread the word, if we all surf e-bay looking for stolen goods, it might limit an out let for them. I'm sorry to hear you were burgled its awful, I hope you are unlike me and can put it to the back of your mind, its not easy. It is on my mind every day the house is left empty, and always when we are on holiday. The courts do not take this into consideration when sentencing the scum bags 5 years min for 1st offence 10 for 2nd offence, watch the burglary rates tumble, insurance premiums fall, its win, win. but alas. alive and awake

6:26pm Wed 4 Dec 13

bobbyo says...

Doesnt surprise at all with only 7 cops between bradford and keighley !
Doesnt surprise at all with only 7 cops between bradford and keighley ! bobbyo

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