Police prepare for 24-hour burglary ‘tweetathon’


Police are doing a 24-hour ‘tweetathon’ as part of their summer burglary campaign.

Thames Valley Police will be tweeting about burglaries reported between 8pm tonight (Wednesday) and 8pm tomorrow, as well as about work being done to tackle burglary and support victims.

Police say burglary has fallen 20% across the force area, compared with figures for 2011/2012. This is 1,751 fewer victims of burglaries for the year ending 31 March 2013, including 393 fewer victims in Bucks.

Police and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld said: “I highlighted reducing burglary as one of my key priorities and I am delighted that the number of burglaries in the Thames Valley continues to fall.

“The tweetathon is a great opportunity to share some important crime prevention advice as well as inform communities about the work being done by Thames Valley Police to ensure that burglary continues to reduce.”

Assistant Chief Constable John Campbell and Mr Stansfeld will be conducting a live web chat from 12pm on Thursday. To take part in this follow @ThamesVP on Twitter.

Follow that account and use the hash tag #TVP_burglary to track the tweetathon.