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Crime Prevention & Safety

Crime Prevention & Safety

The information contained in these pages has been gathered from years of police work, as well as extensive research in the field of crime prevention.

In order to keep yourself, the people you care about and your property safe, you need to remember there are three things necessary for a crime to occur:

  • a victim
  • a suspect
  • an opportunity

If you take away one of these ingredients, you will not become another victim. We encourage you to review the resources we've compiled in order to minimize your risk to crime and assist the VPD in making Vancouver a safe city.

See crime prevention and safety information:

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Nothing to Steal but This Sign

Download a pdf of this seatmat and help deter theft from your vehicle.

Top 25 Stolen Vehicles in BC in 2012 (ICBC - PDF)

Greater Vancouver Top 10 Stolen Vehicles in 2012 (ICBC - PDF)

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Log It or Lose It

Log It or Lose It

The VPD has an app for logging all of your valuables. Not tech-savvy? We've got logs you can print and fill out, as well.

Learn more about the Log It or Lose It Program.

Have You Been a Victim of Break-and Enter?

Coming home to find your home has been broken into can be a traumatic experience. You've called the police - now what?

 

Find more tips on A Victim's Guide to Break-and Enter.

Crime Alert

Sign up for our Crime Alert Service and receive email alerts regarding crime in your neighbourhood.

Are You Helping Thieves?

Are You Helping Thieves?

The VPD's "Are You Helping Thieves?" campaign aims to educate the public about simple ways to prevent crime using tongue-in-cheek examples of what NOT to do.

Take a trip through Easy Target Estates and check your knowledge of crime prevention.

Vancouver Police Crime Prevention Society

Founded in 1990, the Vancouver Police Crime Prevention Society has raised over $500,000 to fund various initiatives in support of Vancouver communities. We support more than 1,500 volunteers who work throughout the city to make a difference in the lives of citizens.

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