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Residential burglary

Practice guide to investigating residential burglaries.

Residential burglary

This practice guide is relevant to anyone responsible for residential burglary investigation, prevention and reduction – including all call takers, police officers, staff and strategic leaders.

It identifies:

  • a minimum level of response the police should deliver when responding to residential burglary
  • effective practice that has been developed in recent years by agencies involved in tackling residential burglary
  • nationally supported approaches and tactical options

This guide should be read in conjunction with the authorised professional practice (APP) on Investigation, including the section on Residential burglary.

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