£1.5m Jewellery Burgled in Belgravia, London – How to Protect Your Valuables

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On the 18th October, residents of one of the wealthiest districts in England endured a surge of burglaries. According to figures from Scotland Yard, this area has suffered sixty break-ins or accounts of robbery this year.

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Burgled – Channel 4 on Home Security, CCTV and Burglars

Britain is the most burgled country in the EU.

In Leeds more than 250 criminals are on the street at any one time. It is Britain’s most burgled city. But in the last 12 months, West Yorkshire Police have reduced burglaries by a third through a programme of rehabilitation which pioneers an initiative called Anchor.

It was established to help burglars to give up crime and allow police to keep an eye on persistent offenders.

The police are given a list of the people being released from prison and officers ensure that they are given a bit more attention.

Channel 4’s Cutting Edge programme showed two recipients of this attention.

The Burglars

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Mark’s first offence was at the age of 16 and he has been in prison for half his life. He fell in with the wrong crowd as a teenager at a children’s home and, because ‘everyone was grafting’, he felt he had to as well. (more…)

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