police in the UK will only attend if the burglar is still on the premises, if he has already left they do not attend, they will just give you a crime number for your insurance company, that’s it. if you are really lucky you might get a visit 24-36 hours after the event but all the police will do is take away a list of the stolen property. mind you if the home owner injures the burglar in the act of stealing stuff that is a different matter!!!! in that case the home owner is the criminal and the burglar is the victim….crazy huh??