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Ipswich: Police reveal high conviction rate for suspected burglars

16:29 27 December 2012

Operation Drawbridge

Operation Drawbridge

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MORE than 92 percent of suspects taken to court for burglary offences were convicted this year, new figures reveal.

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Suffolk police, who released the figures, are continuing their fight against burglars under ‘Operation Drawbridge’, which aims to reduce the number of burglaries committed across the county. Officers are working closely with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to ensure that those responsible for committing offences are brought to justice.

Detective Chief Inspector Bernie Morgan, who is leading Operation Drawbridge, said: “The statistics for this year show that we are working well with our colleagues in the CPS to ensure that the right people are arrested, strong evidence is gathered, and prosecutions are brought to criminals who commit these offences.

“Although our figures show that burglaries are reducing across the county, we still have work to do to improve our ‘solved’ rate.

“With the help of our colleagues in the CPS we are confident that we will continue to prosecute those responsible and bring a sense of justice to those who have been affected by these crimes.”

Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for East of England Crown Prosecution Service, Paula Abrahams, said: “When someone breaks into our home, it’s not just our possessions that are taken, the burglar also steals the sense of security we have that our home is a safe place.

“The CPS is committed to building strong cases with the police so that burglars are held to account for their crimes and pay the penalty.”

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  • No, lets get this straight shall we...........whats actually happening is that most reports of attempted burglaries are being re graded as criminal damage reports. When there actually is a burglary report that there is an identified suspect for the CPS will only run with the case if the suspect is totally banged to rights, hence the high conviction rate. There are plenty of burglary suspects that the police identify, gather evidence for with a pretty good chance of success but the CPS wont run with them unless its a garunteed conviction. This is yet another case of senior management massaging the figures!!!!

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    Brad26

    Thursday, December 27, 2012

  • Sorry but the first paragraph does not make sense. Do you mean that 92 % of the suspects "arrested" were prosecuted? That is commendable but what are the detection figures for the burglary of a dwelling like? I know that figures can prove or disprove anything but to have ones home raided leaves a long memory (and a fear of it being repeated).

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    The original Victor Meldrew

    Thursday, December 27, 2012

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