HC Deb 08 July 2002 vol 388 c737W
30. Mr. George Osborne

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action is being taken to reduce the number of burglaries. [64776]

Mr. Denham

Reducing burglary is being tackled in a number of inter-connected ways. These includeEnsuring police forces deliver their best value targets—progress is being monitored quarterly and, through the Police Standards Unit and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), we will be working with those at most risk of not delivering their target to help them get back on track. Funding local anti-burglary strategies, initially through the Reducing Burglary Initiative and subsequently through the Safer Communities Initiative. Delivering our anti-drugs strategy Tackling youth crime Delivering our plans to improve the delivery of justice, including bringing more offenders to justice and reducing re-offending. Piloting a repeat victimisation model and then rolling out the lessons learned to other areas. Negotiating stretched burglary targets in Local Public Service Agreements. Targeting crime prevention advice to those known to be at high risk of burglary, such as students.

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