House robberies increase, clear-up rate remains steady

The number of burglaries rose 2.6% in 2012 to 91,153 and the police clear-up rate remained steady at 9.2%, according to police website

Nearly one-third of burglaries were classified as ‘attempted’, says the site.

Although the police arrested 30% more suspected burglars than in 2010, the clear-up rate remained stable because of the increased number of burglaries.

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