Op Fidelity Burglary


Burglary is a distressing crime which can leave victims feeling violated in their own homes.


This crime is treated as a priority for Bedfordshire Police and in winter 2015, Operation Fidelity –  an innovative new forcewide plan to tackle burglary – was launched.


What is burglary?

Burglary is defined by law as the entering of a building as a trespasser, and then

  • Stealing or attempting to steal from it, or
  • Inflicting or attempting to inflict grievous bodily harm to anyone in it, or
  • Making trespassing entry to a building with intent to steal, intent to inflict GBH or intent to do unlawful damage
  • It differs from theft and robbery and is an either-way offence, that is, it can be dealt with by magistrates or at Crown Court.


Key to continuing the reduction in burglary across Bedfordshire is effective target-hardening.


Follow the links for more information about what police are doing to drive down this crime and what you can do to prevent yourself from becoming a victim:

What is Bedfordshire Police doing to tackle burglary?

Find out about Operation Fidelity and the police response to burglary in the county


What can I do to protect my home?
Follow these simple crime prevention and home security measures to make it harder for burglars to strike


What about offenders?

Find out how offenders are dealt with and ways you can submit intelligence on criminal activity in your area