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Nottinghamshire Police fails to cut burglaries

Nottinghamshire Police says it remains committed to tackling burglaries after missing its three-month target.

Between April and June, the force aimed to reduce the number of break-ins to 1,478, but actually recorded 1,883.

It also missed its target for robberies, but hit those set for the detection of "serious acquisitive crime" and wounding offences.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Broadbent said "lessons had been learned".

The force-wide targets were set as part of Operation Arrow - aimed at tackling burglary, robbery and violence in Nottinghamshire.

'Restore reputation'

Mr Broadbent said: "Operation Arrow has been a catalyst for change. We are committed to making sure that the lessons learned during the operation will now become part of our mainstream business.

"We are determined that we will restore the reputation of Nottinghamshire as one of the country's safest counties and top performing forces."

Earlier this month, Nottinghamshire Police announced a 15% drop in crime compared to last year - the joint-highest reduction of all the forces in England and Wales.

However, the force also recorded 92 crimes per 1,000 people in the last 12 months - the third highest after the Metropolitan Police and Greater Manchester.

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