Police recover £463,989 of property from break-ins

Housebreaking crackdown  a success. Picture : Bill Henry
Housebreaking crackdown a success. Picture : Bill Henry
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POLICE in Edinburgh have recovered £463,989 worth of stolen property since teams set up to tackle housebreaking were formed four months ago

The introduction of dedicated officers as part of Operation RAC has seen the year-to-date solvency rate for break-ins within the Capital increase by around seven per cent.

As part of the initiative Crime Prevention Officers have also visited over 150 victims to offer them security and personal safety advice.

The stolen goods have been returned to their owners.

Operation RAC was launched in December 2013 address the issue of housebreaking, which had been identified by many communities across Scotland, as a local priority.

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill today met officers from Edinburgh’s East Neighbourhood Area Edinburgh’s Operation RAC team as the figures were revealed.

There has been a reduction of almost 33% in housebreakings in area since RAC commenced.