As a community, knowing where crime is happening and what types of crimes are being committed is the first step in doing something about it. Together we can act on this knowledge, work together to reduce and prevent crime and help create solutions.
Crime prevention is the cornerstone that empowers us to live in a safe and healthy neighbourhood. When we take a look at the bigger picture and we all take the necessary precautions to prevent crimes from occurring to us, the ones we love, and our neighbours, we all win.
Crimes of Opportunity
Crimes of opportunity are on the increase throughout the city; particularly in the early morning from 3 am to 6:30 am. The most common of these crimes is checking if a vehicle is unlocked.
Most crime is opportunistic and therefore preventable. By following some straightforward advice, and working together, we can ensure that this type of crime is reduced in our community. Some of the advice mat sound obvious and rather simple, but it could make all the difference if you follow it consistently.
The following should be done each night to prevent crimes of opportunity:
- Remove valuables and garage door openers from vehicles
- Ensure vehicles are locked
- Close overhead garage doors
- Lock doors between garage and house
- Close and lock all external doors
- Ensure windows are shut and secure
- Turn on exterior lights
- Make sure backyard gate is shut and things like bikes are lock in a shed or the garage
Edmonton Police Links:
Please help your community with the bigger picture and report all types of crime:
- Online Crime Reporting
- EPS Non-Emergency Line: 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone.
For up to date information on what is happening in your area you can use the: Neighbourhood Crime Mapping Tool