Hopes of Burglary Fall in Norton as £150 a Day Drug User Jailed
12:01am 11th December 2013
Police are hoping for a fall in burglaries in Norton as a drug user with a £150 a day crack-cocaine habit has been jailed.
Fourteen homes in the town were burgled in October and police arrested the man responsible. He admitted carrying out the crimes and has been jailed for 18 months. Separately, a team of suspected burglars from South Yorkshire were also arrested in Norton and charged with burglary.
Across Ryedale there have been 49 home burglaries so far this year, compared to 32 in 2012 but the number of burglaries from sheds, barns and outhouses has fallen by 11% in the last year.
In a report being discussed today, Inspector Andy Everett points out that crime overall has fallen by 1% in the last year. However, crime did increase over the Autumn, mainly down to an increase in burglaries and scrap metal thefts.
But drunken violence in Ryedale has fallen by 10% in the last year, public order offences were also down by 7%. Car crime has fallen by 26% and anti-social behaviour is down by 3% compared to 2012.
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