Anna Lo MLA said: “This is positive news for South Belfast. People need to feel safe in their homes, and burglaries are a major concern for everyone. I am also very pleased that the clear-up rate for burglaries in the area has increased by 5%.
“Burglaries are a very traumatic experience and I am pleased that police work against this blight on our society has been more successful in recent times.
“One issue of concern at present; however, is the level of car crime in the area. Figures have risen from 399 to 595 in recent statistics also released at a recent South Belfast District Policing Partnership meeting. I would urge police to look at innovative ways to more effectively deter and combat this burgeoning problem.”