Hampshire police will continue burglary campaign

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HAMPSHIRE Constabulary’s campaign to tackle burglary is set to continue until March.

Operation Nemesis was launched at the start of October last year in a bid to halt the rise in burglaries across the county.

It was initially planned for three months but will now be extended for a further three in the hope that the reduction in burglary figures will continue.

From the start of the operation there have been 1,458 reported burglaries, 112 fewer than in the 16-week period from April 2010 to March 2011, and 181 fewer than in the previous 16-week period before the launch of the campaign.

In total 525 arrests for burglary have also been made.

Deputy Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: ‘Burglary remains a priority for the constabulary with figures showing there is still work to be done to drive incidents down.’

He added: ‘Operation Nemesis, which deals with serious acquisitive crime with a focus on burglary, is part of that aim.