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Prevent Auto Crime T.H.I.N.K.

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Don’t become a victim of auto crime.

The statistics in BC the past year show a 4.4% increase in auto theft outside of Metro Vancouver.  On the island there was a 16.1% increase in theft from auto in 2019 over the previous year.  One just has to take a look at our latest Crime Report to understand their is a risk of auto crime in our neighbourhood. What can you do to prevent auto crime from happening to you?

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Lock Out Auto Crime

lock out auto crimeNo one wants to experience a theft from their vehicle such as cell phone, garage door opener, change, music player, etc

Through our Lock out Auto Crime Program vehicles are checked and our volunteers place Crime Prevention Notices (CPN) on the windshields of parked cars advising their findings. We look for items such as anti theft devices, personal belongings left in view, open windows/sunroofs, license plate expiry and sticker build up. If OCS Volunteers put a CPN on your windshield that includes a Happy Face you have helped Lock out Auto Crime.

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It's the Season to Prevent Auto Crime

ICBC Logo One car broken into every hour – ICBC urges shoppers to keep their vehicles free of valuables.

With malls filled with holiday shoppers, parking lots and unattended vehicles become alluring targets for thieves. About 10,000 vehicle break-ins were reported across the province last year. ICBC is reminding drivers that they can help prevent auto crime from happening to them over the holidays by keeping their vehicle free of valuables – including those holiday parcels.

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