Burglaries are on the decrease in the Aylesbury Vale thanks to a successful police campaign.
Thames Valley Police said burglaries have reduced by almost 24% from April to December this year compared to the same period in 2011. This amounts to 72 fewer burglaries.
Chief inspector Olly Wright said: “This means that the work my teams and other partners have undertaken in pursuing offenders is paying off.
“We attribute this reduction to Operation Arctic, our campaign with Aylesbury Vale District Council put into place when the darker evenings arrived at the end of October.
“Our aim has been to target offenders and enhance our patrols in vulnerable areas and issue crime prevention messages to households in areas previously targeted at this time of year.
“Burglaries are a high priority for Thames Valley Police and Aylesbury Vale because of the impact this type of crime can have on victims.
“I want to inform burglars in Aylesbury Vale that we will be relentless in our focus on this crime because of its serious nature.”