05/11/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/11/2017 09:06
The Calgary Police Service is once again reminding citizens to keep their residences secure as summer approaches.
This past weekend, 10 residential break-ins were reported in District 8 alone as a result of garages, vehicles, and homes being left insecure. Residential break and enters are often crimes of opportunity and are not isolated to one area of the city.
So far this year, the city has seen 35 house break and enters per week, or five per day. Typically, 50 per cent of these break-ins occur via an unsecure premise and can be prevented.
'We recognize that break and enters continue to be a top concern for the citizens of Calgary,' said CPS District 8 Sgt. Pete Barker. 'Knowing that an intruder was inside your home can violate your sense of security. We want citizen's to know that there are things they can do to protect themselves and help us address the amount of break and enters in their community.'
As the weather warms up, citizens are reminded of the following tips to help prevent break and enters, property crime and vehicle thefts:
Including commercial properties, residential properties and other premises, the Service responds to an average of 18 break and enters per day.