More than 3,000 areas in England and Wales had no burglaries solved last year
More than 3,000 areas in England and Wales had no burglaries solved last year, as citizens say criminals are enjoying 'easy pickings' because of the lack of police presence.
Out of nearly 5,900 neighbourhoods with more than 20 burglaries last year, police failed to solve 3,105 cases, or more than half of the crimes.
New figures also revealed that seven out of 10 burglary investigations were closed without police ever identifying a suspect.
The staggering amount of unsolved crimes prompted the Police Federation to say burglars were getting used to 'never being stopped by police, never mind arrested.'
Nuneaton community hit by SIX burglaries in just 90 minutes
A mini night-time crimewave has hit a Nuneaton community – with six break-ins in just 90 minutes.
Nuneaton Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) say that in just 24 hours they received a string of calls about burglaries, attempted-break-ins and a number of suspicious incidents across the Whitestone area.
This includes, on Wednesday, May 30, six break ins in just 90 minutes.
Westmeath Suffers Highest Increase In Burglaries
Westmeath has suffered the highest increase in burglaires across the country.
A Phonewatch Burglary Report on 2017 shows they’re up by 44 percent on the previous year, equating to 347 entries.
Laois and Offaly figures rose by just 6 percent.
The front door has been identified as the most common entry point.