In north London, Operation Bumblebee was launched last year to tackle burglary. Its success has been phenomenal - reported burglaries are down by 5 per cent this year, against the rising trend elsewhere in London and beyond.
We do not 'screen out' any burglaries, in our area each is investigated thoroughly, with the victim kept informed of progress.
I would also dispute that 'most burglars are kids'. In our experience, most arrested are aged between 22 and 30.
I have tremendous sympathy with each of the victims. But we in north London have proved that effective steps can be taken to limit this devastation.
Detective Chief Superintendent
1 Area (North)
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