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Vehicle Crime Rockets In Barnsley

Monday October 14 2013

VEHICLE crime has rocketed by 26 per cent in Barnsley.

Burglary and vehicle crime are both on the increase across South Yorkshire as a whole, according to new police figures.

There has been a two per cent increase in both crimes across the region between April and August - with 2,923 burglaries and 5,054 vehicle crimes reported.

In Barnsley, 557 vehicle offences were recorded alone.

Deputy Chief Constable Andy Holt said: "Everyone has a role to play in reducing burglary and vehicle crime. Officers and staff are working hard to catch offenders and conduct extra patrols in hot-spot locations but we cannot tackle these issues on our own."

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Reply Posted by andy on Monday October 14 2013 at 13:08
whats point in catching them. they only get there hands slapped by the courts. if they do get sent down. its like butlins.

Reply Posted by maximus on Monday October 14 2013 at 13:35
happen at this time every year...Christmas just round the corner??????

Reply Posted by KymH on Monday October 14 2013 at 14:07
Living in a Ben bailey estate which is 10yr old, u get all the local scrubbers nicking all the new cars off the estate, y can't people just go out to work n buy a car, R.I.P to the man who lost his life in hoyland tryin to stop some1 robbing his car, these people r animals!

Reply Posted by Rog on Monday October 14 2013 at 15:48
Never seen an animal TWOC a car...no the are just scum bags who need locking up for 5 years...

Reply Posted by KymH on Monday October 14 2013 at 16:00
@Rog- There are a few other names I wud call this people but I'm not that low, a poor man died coz people like this, it was actually a quiet road he lived on that's y they targeted him, I'm sure u have a few words for them aswel n it's not something to joke about, I knew his son at school and he didn't deserve it.

Reply Posted by switch on Monday October 14 2013 at 17:23
Well said KymH, it's not a jokin matter at all that someone had died trying to protect what was his. Whilst i don't live in a new house i believe there is crime everywhere and every street is targeted, i know people who have new houses and live as you call them like 'scrubbers' just the same as i know people who have ex council houses and have truly beautiful homes. I have a very expensive car outside my home but at the end of the day no matter where you live if they want it they're going to get it no matter how much security you have.

Reply Posted by no grassing on Monday October 14 2013 at 17:28

Reply Posted by John Green on Monday October 14 2013 at 17:47
i am wanting a sat nav

Reply Posted by KymH on Monday October 14 2013 at 19:15
Just saying new builds r the worse target, grow up on the cloughs hoyland I don't make out am posh or owt lol.

Reply Posted by Kirsty on Monday October 14 2013 at 23:27
It said on the intranet today at work crime was up around the area but also the cops were phoning insurance companies for cars left with sat navs or valuables on show, so if they did get nicked your less likely to get paid!!

Reply Posted by anon on Tuesday October 15 2013 at 10:42
no grassing, your just as bad as the Potter guy doing the nicking, when he gets caught I hope he grasses you up for receiving stolen goods, both of you are utter scum.

Reply Posted by Grass on Wednesday October 16 2013 at 00:30
WAB has a responsibility and legal obligation to report criminal activity. Receiving stolen goods is a crime. Police are now looking for you. Aren't they WAB?

Reply Posted by Miztasee on Saturday October 19 2013 at 09:11
Car crimes been a problem for a while.... Every time you fill up your been robbed

Reply Posted by *** on Saturday October 19 2013 at 09:33
When, and IF, they catch these scumbags who steal your possessions, damage your property etc., it should be law that the victim goes with the police to their homes, and is allowed to take whatever there is to the value of what has been stolen, torches their or their parent's car, kicks down their fencing, sets alight their trees etc. etc., an eye for an eye and all that!! - I'm sure it would make them think twice in future. That would be sufficient compensation for me!! But the system is that it is always the victim that has to suffer.

ipso Regulated