LOG IT OR LOSE IT
Imagine returning to your home and finding out that someone has broken in and taken your TV, computer, jewellery, camera and other valuable property. You call the police, and when the officer arrives, he asks for a list of what is stolen. Do you have one? Can you give him a detailed list quickly before the thief has a chance to dispose of your property? Do you know your serial numbers?
Nobody wants to think about being a victim of a theft, but there are steps you can take to help prevent it. You can lock your doors and windows, secure your valuables, and engrave your property with your driver's licence or identification card number.
By simply taking a few moments to log your property, you will not only increase the chance of getting your belongings back, you will increase the chance a thief may be arrested and charged.
We all play a role in fighting crime in our community.
LOG IT, lock it OR LOSE IT: BIKES
Despite enforcement, and initiatives like Bait Bikes, over 2000 bicyles are stolen in Vancouver every year. In the summer months, nine bikes are stolen every day.
On the flipside, the VPD recovers roughly 2000 bicycles in a year. Unfortunately, the majority of them will never be returned to their owners, as their serial numbers have not been reported to police, making them untraceable. These bikes will end up at auction, but we'd rather return them to their rightful owners.
Vancouver Police, the Vancouver Police Foundation and the City of Vancouver Greenest City initiative have teamed up with Project 529, a bike registry app. Our goal is to register 10,000 bicycles, for free, in the city of Vancouver in the next three years.
Learn more about Project 529 and register your bike today.
The VPD's Log It or Lose It bike hangers make it easy to keep a hardcopy record of your bike's serial number. Pick one up at any Vancouver Police building or Community Policing Centre, or you can print one yourself.
Log it, lock it or lose it.