DERBYSHIRE: Burglary alarm project extended

A POPULAR project to protect burglary victims across Derbyshire from further crime is to be extended for at least one more year.

So far 566 homes have been given cut-price burglar alarms under the Derbyshire County Council-run scheme – with a further 48 devices to be fitted.

And latest figures show that 95 per cent of people who have had an alarm fitted have not been targeted by burglars again.

Meanwhile, 98 per cent of people said their alarm had made them less fearful of crime.

Now the county council is setting aside £80,000 to allow the scheme to continue for the next 12 months after which consideration will be given to a further extension.

Burglary victims are referred to the project by a police officer.