Increased B&E’s and Thefts from Vehicles

By on October 9, 2014

The London Police Service has identified an increase in residential break and enters and thefts from motor vehicles in the neighbourhood bounded by John Street to Oxford Street and Talbot Street to Richmond Street.  This area averages 26 break and enters and 71 thefts from vehicles per year.  For the first nine months of 2014, the area has seen 32 break and enters and 96 thefts from vehicles.  These offences are occurring at all hours of the day.

The primary method of entry of the residential break and enters is through unlocked doors and windows with electronics being the main items stolen.

Thefts from vehicles are generally related to valuables and bags being visible, thereby attracting the attention of thieves.

Citizens are encouraged to lock the doors and windows to their homes and to report suspicious activity immediately to the London Police Service.    Do not leave purses, wallets, bags, or valuables visible in your vehicle.

Through the efforts of the London Police Auxiliary Unit, the attached Crime Alert flyer is being delivered to homes in the neighbourhood as an advisory of the problem and to provide crime prevention tips.  The map displays six months of offence data in this area (April – September 2014).

The Crime Analysis Unit of the London Police Service detected this pattern using analytical software purchased using a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

The mapping software can be viewed at this link:  http://bit.ly/1sTzG7S.

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