Crime Prevention Week 2019 - Preventing Property Crime

Crime Prevention LogoWelcome to Crime Prevention Week 2019! Over the coming 7 days Oceanside Community Safety and the British Columbia Crime Prevention Association will be sharing information with you to help prevent crimes in our communities. The first of the seven will focus on preventing property crime with a special emphasis on auto crime, something that is very frequent in the Oceanside area.

Pedestrian Injuries Double in Winter

ICBC LogoAlmost double the number of pedestrians are injured in crashes from October to January as the weather changes and daylight hours decrease. On Vancouver Island every year, on average, 390 crashes involve a pedestrian.

That's why today, ICBC is launching a pedestrian safety campaign with police and TransLink to urge pedestrians and drivers to stay safe as crashes with pedestrians spike at this time of year.