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Crime Reduction Toolkits

Domestic Burglary

Crime - Let's bring it down
 
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Distance Travelled to Commit Crime

The Cambridge burglary task force was established in1992 and amongst their research methods included interviews with local burglars. The research indicates that the majority of offenders live less than two miles from the scene of their offence,(Bennet,T 1995)

This is reinforced by the recent report ‘The Road to Nowhere:the evidence for travelling criminals’ Home Office Research Study 207 which states that most criminals tend to commit crime in areas local to where they live.

The Cambridge study also revealed that the majority of offenders had gone back to premises they had previously burgled giving reasons such as perception of low risk, high reward or ease of access.

Almost half the burglars interviewed said they had burgled a home after being told about it by another burglar.

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