Court leads way

Hats off to the Chichester Crown Court for achieving second position of 88.3 per cent in the new ‘leniency league table,’ on the percentage of burglars given immediate sentences.

Based on official Ministry of Justice figures, the table showed great variations in how Crown Courts deal with convicted burglars.

As those people who have been burgled will know, it is a distressing and unforgettable experience.

No longer can you really feel safe in your own home. Gone are the days when it was relatively safe to leave your doors and windows open. Good locks and alarm systems have become a necessity, and is now, one of the routine questions asked when enquiring about home insurance cover.

Although the newly published figures read well for Chichester, it does provide a map showing the best towns to target if burglars wish to avoid being imprisoned!

C Bullen

Church Road