Stopping burglars from striking again and car theft crime

A dedicated police officer successfully predicts where and when burglars are likely to strike again – only this time, he’s waiting for them.

If you think criminals are getting away with it, think again! 

This ten-part series takes a very different look at crime, showing how the police and the public are using smart technology and specialist tactics to prevent crime and bring offenders to justice. 

Frontline Fightback, narrated by Rav Wilding, features an array of equipment, including cameras that can spot crimes almost before they happen, software that can quickly identify repeat offenders, sophisticated satellite tracking and high-tech drones fitted with heat-seeking technology. 

While police forces across the UK embrace these changes, the series also looks at how tech companies and universities are developing still more crime-fighting technologies that, it is hoped, will transform policing in the 21st Century. 

The series features victims of crime and shows how a combination of smart technology, specialist tactics and great police work are starting to make a real difference. 

When an elderly couple’s home is broken into, a dedicated police officer looks at burglary patterns in the area and successfully predicts where and when they are likely to strike again. Only this time, he’s waiting for them. In Leicester, hi-tech car thieves steal a Mercedes from a driveway, unaware that the incident has been caught on a doorbell camera. It’s the latest in a spate of so-called keyless car thefts. But car makers are fighting back by introducing new security measures to make crimes like this more difficult. In south Wales, Dyfed-Powys police train the next generation of traffic officers in the latest tactics – and we see how those tactics are deployed to bring a high-speed pursuit to a safe and successful conclusion.

Source: BBC iPlayer – Frontline Fightback Series 1: Episode 3

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