Dawson Creek RCMP - Property Crime Prevention Tips #1

Dawson Creek

2021-05-03 11:16 PDT

As part of our annual policing priorities, the Dawson Creek RCMP will be sending out monthly property crime prevention tips to help decrease property crime in the Dawson Creek area:

Our latest Policing Report; January 1st 2021 to March 31st 2021, indicated downward trends in property crime when compared to the same timeframe in 2020:

   Theft of Vehicle:
   Decrease of 4%

   Theft from Vehicle:
   Decrease of 42%

While property crime is decreasing in our area, there is more to do. Most thefts from motor vehicles are a crime of opportunity. By ensuring your vehicle doors are locked each night and high-value items are removed from plain view, you can protect yourself from becoming a victim of property theft.

Most stolen vehicles in our area are a result of the keys having been left in the vehicle. Leaving vehicles running while unoccupied to warm up or run into a store quickly, presents an opportunity for your vehicle to be stolen. Please do not leave your vehicles unattended with the keys inside. 

Tips to Avoid Auto Crime

Though police reporting indicates a decrease in vehicle thefts or thefts from vehicles, we encourage Dawson Creek (and area) residents to remain vigilant and report suspicious or criminal activity to the Dawson Creek RCMP by dialing 911 or the non-emergency line at 250-784-3700.

If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700

Released by:
Cst Kevin Allen
Dawson Creek RCMP
1230 102nd Avenue, Dawson Creek BC, V2G 4V3
 

Released by

S/Sgt. Damon Werrell

Detachment Commander
Dawson Creek RCMP
Office: 250-784-3700

Email: bcrcmp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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