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
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
Find out about Operation Fidelity and the
police response to burglary in the county
What can I do to protect my
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