Burglaries in the Bay of Plenty police district cause major heartache and grief for victims, yet not all break-ins are reported. Sandra Conchie has looked into the issue and talked to victims, senior police and Neighbourhood Support, who share their advice and prevention tips.


More than a quarter of crimes in the Bay of Plenty are burglaries and data shows more than 5000 burglaries and attempted break-ins were reported to the police in one year.

In the Bay of Plenty police district figures reveal there were 5029 reported burglaries and attempted break-ins, in the year to June 30 this year,

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Other simple tips to protect yourself from this type of crime: