More than 9,000 thefts from vehicles were reported in Sheffield in three years. But only 1.4 per cent of thieves were caught and charged.
Sheffield’s ‘shocking’ top vehicle break-in hotspots have been revealed today. Darnall was the area with the most break-ins in 2015, followed by Burngreave and Southey.
Sheffield’s Southey councillor Tony Damms said: “I wasn’t aware it was that sort of scale, and it’s quite shocking considering the technology of cars has got much better.
South Yorkshire Police Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Delphine Waring said: “I look at the data and I agree it speaks for itself. It does seem disappointing. I have to accept the figures are concerning.”