Tagging system to keep tracks on thieves after release from prison - The Solihull Observer

Tagging system to keep tracks on thieves after release from prison

Solihull Editorial 21st Mar, 2021   0

BURGLARS, thieves and robbers released from prison will be made to wear GPS tags to track their movements in a world first scheme to crack down on neighbourhood criminals.

With more than half of those convicted of theft and burglary reoffending within a year and almost 80 per cent of cases resulting in no suspect being identified, it is hoped this will be a vital extra source of intelligence for police catch persistent offenders.

Under new rules, burglars, robbers and thieves who have served a prison sentence of a year or more will be automatically fitted with a tag on release, allowing their whereabouts to be monitored 24 hours a day for up to 12 months.




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