Burglars operating in Peterborough over the last 12 months, are by all accounts having a hard time, and of those captured and convicted, have collectively been 'banged up' for more than 100 years.....
Some 47 people were convicted of burglary and were sentenced to a total of 102 years and 11 months, on average, each offender received more than two years in jail.
In September, Peterborough recorded an all-time monthly low of 44 domestic burglaries.
The statistics are being released as part of the Cambridgeshire Police award-winning Get Closer campaign, which this month is 'closing in' on burglary.
Get Closer uses detailed crime analysis to produce a seasonal trend calendar, this allows effective and efficient targeting of police and agency resources which aims to reduce the number of victims of crime in the county.
Detective Sergeant Dave Taylor said: "These figures demonstrate just how hard we've been working to crackdown on those who burgle in Peterborough.
"It is a crime that has a massive impact on victims and that is recognised by us and the justice system. It is also testament to the help we receive from members of the public and I would encourage residents to continue calling us with any information they have."
Suspicious activity should be reported to the police on 101, or 999 if a crime is in progress, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111
And when they get there:
All convicted male prisoners are to be banned from watching violent and sexually explicit films as part of a crackdown on "perks" that comes into effect today.
Inmates will also be required to wear a uniform for their first two weeks behind bars, and will lose automatic access to daytime television and gym equipment.
The changes to the prison service's incentives and earned privileges regime have been ordered by the justice secretary, Chris Grayling, and will apply across England and Wales.
The requirement to wear prison clothes and restrictions on access to private cash will be compulsory for all convicted prisoners for the first fortnight of their sentence as part of a new "entry level" to the system.
Female prisoners will not have to wear a uniform. In most cases the uniform will involve a grey or maroon tracksuit with a light blue T-shirt. In some jails older uniforms with a striped top will be worn.
Grayling has said that under the new policy a lack of bad behaviour will not be enough to earn privileges. Instead inmates will have to work actively towards their rehabilitation and help other prisoners.
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