The force has launched Operation Magpie, the summer burglary crime prevention and awareness campaign.

During this week Prevention Enforcement Teams from across the county will concentrate efforts on searching for people who are wanted on warrant and for those who are named as suspects.

Between May 2017 and April 2018 there were on average 411 burglary offences per month across the force.

This total includes both residential and non-residential burglaries.

Detective Chief Inspector Alasdair Henry, Sussex Police burglary prevention lead said:

“Operation Magpie launched in 2015 and acts as a reminder for residents about how to keep their property safe and reduce the chance of being burgled.

“Already in the last couple of weeks we’ve had some excellent results catching those suspected of committing burglary within our county.

“Six people have been remanded in custody for burglary offences.”

Of the 43 UK police forces, Sussex is rated as eighth highest in the national league table as one of the least likely places to live and be burgled.

Commenting on Operation Magpie, Katy Bourne, the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner said:

“Burglary can have a profound effect on victims who often describe it as a robbery or an invasion of their home – terms that actually relate to acts perpetrated on a person not a property.

This reinforces the deep, personal impact that a burglary has on someone who experiences it.”

It is possible to register belongings on the Immobilise national property register.