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Burglary figures revealed

Ten recorded between December and January

Police say there were around two burglaries a week on the Island in the run-up to Christmas and New Year. 

Under the government’s Access to Information code, Manx Radio asked how many burglaries had happened between Tuesday, December 1 and Sunday, January 3. 

Officers say they dealt with ten over that period and add there have been 42 reported break-ins on the Island since April. 

Just one of the ten was notified to the media through a press release, which police say is because most victims don’t want the thefts to be publicised. 

And they add the true figure may be slightly higher as there could be a delay in reporting some crimes.

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