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.

 

 

Use 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.