If you are a victim of burglary, the impact is not just financial it can affect your emotional well-being and your sense of security. The first thing to remember is that it’s normal to feel upset about a burglary in your home. You may experience the emotional after-effects for a few days, a few weeks or longer – or they may come in waves. Try to remember that it takes time to get over something like burglary, but that you should try to avoid dwelling on it as much as possible. What you’re feeling is normal, and if you look after yourself, you will feel better.
What should you do?
If you see a burglary happening, or has just happened and the offenders are still in the area, call 999. The police will attend straight away.
If you find a burglary has happened when you come home you can use report online or call 101. The police will then attend as soon as they can.
A crime report will be created and you will be given a crime reference number.
Further information from the police is available on the Cambridgeshire Constabulary Website.
More Help and Advice
There are a number of organistions that can give you help and advice on what to do and also to offer you support.
- Victim Support are a very good source of help and information - their burglary section is here and their leaflet can be downloaded here
- The Cambridgeshire Bobby Scheme will help secure your home. This is a free service for those aged 60 and over.
- A helpful list of things to do can be found on the Police.uk site