BURGLARY has been reduced by 100% in just three months in properties marked with SelectaDNA in a scheme being offered to over 600 residents in Nelson, Lancashire.
Neighbourhood officers from Lancashire Constabulary have been visiting properties in the Southfield area of the town and helping residents to apply the forensic solution to household valuables.
When police recover stolen property, the unique SelectaDNA markings can help them to return the items to the rightful owner, and also help police achieve better success rates in convictions against burglars.
Inspector Phil Davies said: “There are no recorded crimes at any of the marked properties and only 11 crimes recorded in the area as a whole which represents a healthy reduction in what is a high crime area.”
He continued: “Marking property acts as a great deterrent to would be burglars whilst ensuring that if a crime is committed we have a much better chance of catching the offender and returning the property to its owner.”
Street signage has been erected in the area informing anyone entering Southfield about the scheme. Each marked property also has deterrent warning signs on windows and on valuable items including laptops, TVs and other electronic equipment to warn thieves to stay away.
For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.
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