A former burglar has joined forces with West Midlands Police to help keep students safe. In a hard hitting film, he speaks about his past offending and why he deliberately targeted student homes. It will be shown at local universities.
It is part of the force's effort to drive down burglary and will be shown at universities in Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton.
More top news
It's said that the man had threatened to jump off a bridge with the children if a "new house and financial assistance" was not provided.
The figures have been released almost a week after a four-year-old boy had his face bitten by a dog.
Michael Roles of Bridlington was found guilty of 15 counts of sexual offences against children.