Acted Swiftly to Emerging Trend and Residents Concern
There have been a growing number of reports concerning vehicle crime in and around the South Yardley area.
Police responded by offering crime prevention advice and packs to victims of crime and other local residents (crime prevention advice is a key element to reducing this crime type, as recent examples of attacked vehicles have included owner’s leaving their Sat-Nav’s and personal belongings on show. Vehicles have also been left insecure).
Extra patrols were added and the team have changed their shift patterns in order to prevent further crime.
Offender Management tactics were reviewed in order to develop intelligence of potential offenders for these crimes with a view to ‘catching and convicting’ those responsible.
As a result reported vehicle crime reduced in the targeted area, with a prolific vehicle crime offender being sent to prison.