Police have launched an operation in Kalgoorlie-Boulder to crack down on a spike in home burglaries.

Operation Videl began last Friday in response to 41 reported burglaries during the last fortnight in October.

So far this year, burglaries in the city are up 20 per cent over 2011.

Kalgoorlie Senior Sergeant Danny Vincent said officers were being taken off general duties on weekends and assigned to Operation Videl.

He said the operation had already enjoyed some success.

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