Crime Map - January 2016
Business Watch is a partnership between local Burnaby business communities, the City of Burnaby, and the RCMP.
Our goal is to provide tools and resources to help reduce business-related crime. These maps reflect crime trends in the business community. When incidents are reported to police the information is used to deploy resources strategically, identify crime hot spots, and analyze trends and patterns.
The maps are provided as a tool to promote awareness and crime reduction throughout the business communities. Check out the Business Watch website for more information.
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Map of B&E to Business and Auto Crimes – January 2016
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Crime Stats in Focus
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Each district in Burnaby has unique crime types to be aware of each month.
Willingdon Avenue West & Napier Street North
Cambridge Street to Willingdon Avenue to Kitchener Street to Boundary Road; Napier Street North is included in the perimeter as a hot spot area
- Auto Theft
Lougheed Highway Area
Along Lougheed Highway from Delta Avenue to Holdom Avenue
- Auto Theft
- Break and Enter to businesses, residences, detached garages, and properties under construction
Duthie Avenue Area
Along Duthie Avenue from Curtis Street to Winston Street
- Residential Break and Enter
Lougheed Mall Surrounding Area
Lougheed Mall Area from Lougheed Highway to North Road to Noel Drive
- Commercial Break and Enters
Edmonds Street and Kingsway Avenue Corridor Area
Along Kingsway Avenue from Sperling Avenue to Fourteenth Avenue, and
Along Edmonds Street Corridor from Kingsway Avenue to Mary Avenue
- Auto Theft
Kingsway Avenue and Beresford Street Corridor
Along Kingsway Avenue and Beresford Street from McKay Avenue to Gilley Avenue
- Auto Theft
Auto Theft Crime Prevention Tips:
- Use anti-theft devices on your vehicles even when in a gated underground parking lot. Anti-theft devices reduce your risk of auto theft.
- When criminals draw attention to their actions or can been easily seen, they are less likely to steal your vehicle. Park under security lights or street lamps.
- Criminals like to work in isolated areas so they are less likely to be caught. Park your vehicle in an area with moderate to high pedestrian traffic.
- Running vehicles that are left unattended are easy targets for thieves. Do not leave your vehicle running even if it is for a short time.
- Criminals are opportunistic. Always lock your doors and roll up your windows.
- Did you know that 1 in 5 vehicles are stolen with the person’s own keys? While at a business or in a meeting, avoid leaving keys in plain sight. They might get snatched while you are not paying attention.
- Auto thieves could try to sell your stolen vehicle. Vehicle Identification Number (V.I.N) etching could help reduce the re-sale value of a car because the criminal will need to remove the glass before they can sell it. Consider finding an etching service from a local auto department.
- Report any suspicious persons or activities around vehicles to the police as soon as you can. If you see a crime in progress, call 9-1-1 immediately.
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Commercial Business Crime Prevention Tips:
- Some criminals will break into businesses through adjacent units. Drywall can be cut between units to gain access. Installing security mesh or abuse board drywall could be a solution.
- Thieves target businesses with sub-par hardware. Always ensure all building access doors are locked with appropriate hardware which includes full length anti-pry astragals (metal bars), 1" throw deadbolt locks, cylinder guards, strike plates, and 3 – 4" screws.
- Criminals tend to disable surveillance systems to break and enter. Ensure alarm systems and video cameras are installed in areas that are less likely to be tampered with or use tamper-resistant devices.
- Windows are sometimes smashed by criminals to gain access. Consider installing security film or Plexiglas coatings to reinforce and strengthen the glass.
- Tools are targets for many criminals. If you sell or work with tools, ensure they are locked in a cage / safe or remove merchandise from plain sight or near windows.
- Criminals usually canvas a location before they break into a business. Report any suspicious persons or activities around your building to the Burnaby RCMP non-emergency phone number at 604-294-7922. If you see a crime in progress, call 9-1-1 immediately
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