Each year we at the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office try to recognize either a police officer or unit of the police department which exemplifies excellence in law enforcement and service to the citizens of our city.
This year we are honoring The Residential Burglary Unit.
In 2015 this group was assigned over 4,100 cases,
and had a clearance rate of 17 %, which is significantly higher than the national clearance rate for burglaries.
No matter how many cases are assigned, to each burglary victim, to them their case is the ONLY case. Their sense of security was violated by the burglar and the victims are seldom if ever the same. These Detectives are their only hope. And they work extremely hard to try to solve each one.
Criminologists report that burglars and other property criminals are by far the most prolific and predatory repeat offenders. Their research indicates that each one of these outlaws commit between 150-200 burglaries in their low-life careers.
Far too often these hoodlums are arrested by police, convicted by prosecutors and released back onto our streets to do what they do best — commit crimes, be re-arrested, re-convicted and re-released.
Just think how many crimes we could prevent if these prolific, predatory scoundrels were required to remain in custody for their entire sentences.
Thank you to our Residential Burglary Unit.
Keep up the good work!
You make us proud.