Criminal junkies are fast becoming a thing of the past, leading to a sharp reduction in car and home break-ins, the AD reports on Monday.
The latest edition of the paper’s annual crime monitor shows the risk of being the victim of a car break-in has gone down from one in 70 in 2001 to one in 178 this year.
In 2001, one in 170 households was burgled but that figure is now one in 270, the monitor shows.
According to the police, the decline is due to the fact drug addicts are given longer jail terms plus the introduction of supervised drug use and compulsory addiction treatment.
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